A community group is defined as a not for profit organisation or persons undertaking a food handling activity solely for the purpose of raising funds for charitable purposes or for a not for profit organisation where the event is:
- no longer than 2 consecutive days and
- the majority of food handlers are volunteers
Community groups can be classified as either Class 2, 3 or 4, however the definitions of these classifications differ slightly from those for Food Businesses.
- Class 2 Community Group: A community group who handle high risk foods that are cooked/prepared, stored hot or cold, reheated, then served. Example of this would be a community BBQ where food is cooked and stored in an oven then served.
- Class 3 Community Group: A community group who handle high risk foods that is cooked/prepared and served immediately. Example of this would be a community group who prepare sandwiches on demand that are prepared and sold immediately.
- Class 4 Community Group: A community group who only handle low risk foods or who are selling cakes without cream or a simple sausage sizzle.
List of foods that can be handled in each class