The Westford Health Department requires that all temporary food events that are open to the public be reviewed and permitted. An application for a Temporary Food Permit must be submitted to the Health Department for review at least two weeks prior to the event. Please note that a Certified Food Protection Manager may be required in some instances to oversee safe food preparation
Bake sales are limited to informal activities where cakes, cookies, fruit pies, or similar low-risk foods are sold to the public. They are a one-time, one-location event. These events do not require a permit.
Guidelines for Bake Sales
Pot Luck Meals
Pot Luck meals are limited to informal activities where there is no money collected and the public does not attend. They are a one-time, one-location event. Foods may be prepared at home; these events do not require a permit. There is Additional Information on this site and a link to the State Law below.