If you have a question or concern about food safety on campus, please email email@example.com.
UNT is committed to the protection of food consumers on our campus. The Food Safety Program is designed to promote the safe and sanitary preparation of food and prevention of foodborne illness. The goal of the program is to provide proper inspection of permanent and temporary food facilities and provide consultation and/or approval for temporary food events to UNT organizations, departments, and third-party vendors.
The Risk Management Services Registered Sanitarian, ensures UNT’s compliance with the Texas Food Establishment Rules and provides guidance and support in reporting alleged outbreaks of foodborne illness on UNT property. The Registered Sanitarian provides consultation to the UNT community in safe food handling techniques and serves as the primary resource for the UNT community regarding current information on food safety issues and foodborne illness prevention.
Serving Food from an Outside Restaurant/Vendor On Campus
All outside food served on campus needs approval by Risk Management Food Safety prior to the event. "Outside food" is defined as any food prepared by a restaurant, vendor, or catering service that is not on the UNT campus.
Please fill out the Temporary Event Food Service Application to serve outside food on campus and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org 10 business days prior to the event. The health permit from the city of the restaurant/vendor must be included with the application. The health permit should be on display at the restaurant, or available upon request from the restaurant/vendor staff (a photo of the permit is acceptable).
No need to reach out for approval if you are using UNT Dining, Verde Catering, an on-campus food establishment, or prepackaged food purchased from a store (such as chips, candy, water bottles, etc.) Feel free to send any questions to email@example.com.
The purpose of this process is to keep our campus safe by preventing foodborne illness. Risk Management keeps a record of all food events on campus in case of a foodborne illness outbreak. We appreciate your help!
Cookout Events On Campus
Cookouts held on campus must follow the Temporary Food Service Guidelines. Please review the guidelines prior to your event and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Any cookout event could be subject to an inspection by Risk Management Food Safety. The Inspector reserves the right to limit what product can be sold or served on campus if they deem that product unsuitable or unsafe for human consumption.
Bake Sale Events On Campus
Bake Sales held on campus must follow the RMS Bake Sale Guidelines. All products must be from an "approved" source, such as pre-packaged items from a grocery store or UNT Dining. Food prepared in a private home is considered to be from an "unapproved" source and may not be sold or served on campus. Food products must be non-perishable (not requiring refrigeration) and individually sealed. Any Bake Sale event could be subject to an inspection by Risk Management Food Safety. The Inspector reserves the right to limit what product can be sold or served on campus if they deem that product unsuitable or unsafe for human consumption.
Potluck Events On Campus
Potlucks held on campus must follow the RMS Potluck Guidelines. Departments and non-student organizations may hold an internal potluck event on campus only if the event is closed to the public. Student organizations may not host potluck events on campus. Please distribute the Potluck Safety Tips handout prior to your event.
Foodborne Illness Investigations
The Risk Management Services office responds to all reports of suspected foodborne illnesses implicating food sold or served on UNT property.
Reporting a Suspected Foodborne Illness
- Contact your medical provider as soon as possible. Medical diagnosis is a key element in assisting Risk Management Services in determining whether your became ill from eating food on campus. If you are a student, please reach out to the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center.
- Contact Risk Management Services immediately by emailing email@example.com.