Food Policy Policy

Approved By and Date:Board of Trustees02-20-2014
 Executive Leadership Team12-19-2013

North Carolina State Law requires that all food cooked and distributed for public consumption be prepared by a licensed and inspected vendor. Thus, cooking and distributing food for public consumption at Stanly Community College facilities or SCC- sponsored events is prohibited, unless done so by a licensed and inspected vendor. Pre-packaged food may be distributed at SCC facilities or SCC-sponsored events if it is prepared by a licensed and inspected vendor, and it is in original, unopened packaging.


Food Policy Procedures

Approved By and Date:Executive Leadership Team04-16-2018

Potlucks are permissible for internal events hosted by and served to employees only.


Student groups wishing to sell or give away food during campus events must obtain approval from a full-time employee in the Office of Student Life as to the type of event and location on campus and

  • The food must be obtained from the campus cafeteria or a licensed outside vendor, or
  • The food must be deemed Low Risk Foods such as prepackaged foods (see information available here for description: http://www.ncagr.gov), and
  • The student group must take all precautions that food products are reasonably protected from unnecessary handling or airborne contamination by using gloves, tongs, covers, etc.