EH&S promotes food safety and helps prevent foodborne illness related to UW–Madison facilities and campus events through licensing, inspections, complaint investigation assistance, policy, guidance and training.
Temporary Food Event Permits
Apply at least 2 weeks before a scheduled campus event with prepared, handled &/or sold food by following these steps:
- Read campus Temporary Food Service policy and Temporary Food Stand requirements.
- Choose a licensed and insured food vendor/supplier. Look up vendors in Dane County or reach out to email@example.com. See Section V. 3 of the Temporary Food Service policy for details on insurance.
- Reserve a space for the event and review facility use and insurance guidelines.
- Complete and submit the UW-Madison Temporary Food Service Application. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Campus food establishment inspection reports are available online.
When reviewing an inspection report, please note current facility state may differ from reported practices from most recent inspection. Violations are identified as being in one of 3 categories of importance:
- Priority Item: the most critical violation category. These practices are defined by the WI Food Code as: contributes directly to hazards associated with foodborne illness or injury.
- Priority Foundation Item: a provision in the WI Food Code whose application supports, facilitates, or enables one or more priority items.
- Core Item: the least critical violation category. These practices usually relate to general sanitation, operational controls, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs), facilities or structures, equipment design, or general maintenance.
Food Service Operator Forms