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Food Policies/Permits

Please review the following guidelines prior to submitting a temporary food permit application. In order to sell food, give away food or serve perishible foods on campus, a food permit must be approved.

This procedure applies to all UC Merced temporary events where food is sold, served or given to the general public or campus community, such as student club events, department and campus affiliate events, and events where a third party vendor (caterer) is brought onto campus. These procedures protect health, prevent disease and promote healthy practices among the campus community.

UC Merced Food Permit Guidelines

Download the following document to attach to your event submission form under "Temporary Food Permit."

Fillable Temporary Food Permit Application

When uploading the file:

  1. Download the "Fillable Temporary Food Permit Application."
  2. Fill in every box that applies.
  3. Electronically sign and date the document.
  4. "Save As" and rename the file to:
    • "clubname_eventname_eventdate_foodpermit"
    • Example: "Ohana_Luau_Apr24_foodpermit"
  5. Upload the file to the temporary food permit.
  6. Email file to