Organising an event

Food safety

Food and drink can be an important part of any event. Visitors may stay longer, or pay more for good quality food and drink.

However, food safety must be part of your event safety management plan.

External caterers

It may be worth considering local suppliers or businesses to cater at your event. This may also be cost effective. 

If you invite food businesses to your event, you will need to ensure:

  • they are registered with their Local Authority. (This may not be Midlothian Council.)
  • they have a current Food Hygiene Information Scheme PASS certificate (for basic food hygiene legal requirements).
  • that catering facilities with LPG (for heating or cooking food) have a current gas safety certificate.

Food Standards Scotland can help you produce safe food and meet your legal requirements.

Tell us about your event