This is why I avoid potlucks (not that anyone would invite Dr. food safety).
I have no idea of the kitchen prep area, nor the personal hygiene of the providerer.
According to David Opinko of Lethbridge News Now, the Government of Alberta (that’s in Canada) has made it easier for individuals to start or continue operating businesses out of their home that sell food.
Health Minister Tyler Shandro says this will also help to increase the public’s access to locally grown or processed foods.
“This regulatory change maintains our standards for food safety, supports Alberta entrepreneurs, adds new jobs, and benefits the economy by giving Albertans new opportunities to buy locally produced foods. It also makes it easier than ever to turn your passion into a home business.”
Specifically, those who sell low-risk items, or ones that have a lower ability to create food-borne illnesses, will not require food-handling permits or be subject to inspections.