Bake Sale Regulations

APPLY TO HOLD A BAKE SALE AT LEAST TWO (2) WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF THE REQUESTED BAKE SALE DATE.  BAKE SALES ARE HELD BEFORE 5:00 P.M. ON WEEKDAYS. WEEKEND HOURS BY SPECIAL PERMISSION ONLY.

  • Bake sales may only be held in the area assigned to your organization by the Office of University Events, located in Tod Hall on the 1st Floor (Ext.  2962).
  • The following items ARE allowed to be sold:
    • Non-potentially hazardous bakery products, candy, jellies, granola, popcorn, unfilled baked donuts, waffle cones, pizzelles, dry cereal and nut snack mixes with seasonings, roasted coffee, dry tea blends, flavored honey, fruit chutney, and maple sugar.
    • Examples: cookies, breads, brownies, cakes, fruit pies, no-bake cookies, chocolate covered pretzels or similar chocolate covered non-perishable items, granola bars and granola bars dipped in candy, flavored popcorn, kettle corn, popcorn balls, caramel corn 
  • The following items are NOT allowed to be sold without a temporary license issued by the Youngstown City Health District ($95 fee per event):
    • Food containing meats, fish or poultry, food containing cheese, dairy products or rice, foods requiring refrigeration or warming.
    • Examples - pizza, cheesecake, yogurt or ice cream, pastries containing cream fillings made from milk
  • There are no exceptions to this policy.
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    • Cover all bake sale goods with wax paper, plastic wrap or other suitable covering to protect from dirt, insects or other vermin.  This does not include fruit or other food that would normally be washed before eating.
    • Use napkins, tongs, plastic gloves or other suitable food handling utensils. Patrons may not serve themselves.
    • Keep tables clean. A paper or plastic tablecloth is preferred but not required.
    • When serving coffee:
      • Inspect cords to assure that they are not frayed or present an electrical hazard. 
      • Do not extend cords across the floor where they may become a trip hazard.
      • Use cups which are approved for hot beverages.  
      • Store cups upside down.
      • Use only non-dairy creamer which does not require refrigeration.
  • If a bake sale is canceled, contact the Office of University Events at Ext. 2962. 

Complying with the above regulations is required in order to conduct a bake sale on the campus of Youngstown State University.  

Bake Sale Approval Form