From time to time, approved IUPUI student groups and others affiliated with the IUPUI campus participate in various events which involve the offering the sale of food to students, faculty, staff and the public.Due to the nature of food service, any food-related disease outbreak has the potential of affecting a large number of individuals with potentially severe consequences.
Public food service within the State of Indiana is regulated by the Food Protection Program of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)and, as delegated by the ISDH, by local health jurisdictions.
Programs and Policy
Food Protection Program Retail Food Establishments
Temporary Event Food Service Program
Procedures for Temporary Events at IUPUI
Appendix A -Campus Events Involving Food
IU Food Protection Policy
The commercial sale of food products at IUPUI is currently regulated by the Department of Food Safety of the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD).The Department of Food Safety enforces an ordinance modeled after federal and state food protection regulations and is found in Chapter 8 of The Code of The Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana.
Fixed food service operations on the IUPUIcampus are currently licensed by the MCPHD and are inspected by the agency on a frequency appropriate for the nature of the food served.These programs and policy are intended to provide guidance for events involving the sale or offering of food that arenot currently licensed or sanctioned by the MCPHD including but not limited to temporary food service such as those seen at community events and festivals or student fundraiser events involving the sale of food.
2018-2019 Food Fundraising Dates for Student Organization
Students may hold food fundraisers on the following dates listed below.
Fall Semester 2019 Spring Semester 2020
September10 (Tuesday) January22 (Wednesday)
September 24 (Tuesday) February 13(Thursday)
October3 (Thursday) February26 (Wednesday)
October 16(Wednesday) March 10 (Tuesday)
October 31 (Thursday) April 1 (Wednesday)
November13 (Wednesday) April 16 (Thursday)
December 4 (Wednesday) April28 (Tuesday)
In order to plan an event open to the public that is in compliance with the Food Safety Programs and Policy, food service arrangements must be made by the organizer in the following manner:
- Use the IUPUI-approved on-campus contracted food service vendor for the event at the food service location currently licensed by the Marion County Public Health Department.OR
- Obtain aSpecial Events Permitform the Marion County Public Health Department(MCPHD). Food service outside physical locations on campus currently licensed by the MCPHD requires licensure as a Temporary Food Establishment by the MCPHD (e.g. the sale of grill items in the courtyard in from of or adjacent to the Student Activity Center).
- Participants may use the IUPUI-approved on-campus contracted food service vendor or, with the expressed approval of the Administrator of Food Contract Services, another Provider capable of meeting the Temporary Food Establishment requirements of the MCPHD.
- It is the responsibility of the Provider to meet the Temporary Food Establishment licensing requirements of the MCPHD and to obtain such licensure prior to the event. Foodservice at such an event must be overseen by a Certified Food Handler as defined by the Indiana State Department of Health. No event shall be held with our prior licensure.
- For successful planning purposes it is very important to submit a Special Events Application at least four (4) weeks prior to the event.
- The MCPHD requires that an application for Temporary Food Establishment be submitted to the agency 30 days prior to the scheduled event. Additional guidance can be found at the Marion County Public Health Department.