Experiences involving food in Morocco
When deciding whether to become an Airbnb experience host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your country. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations that may apply to different sorts of activities in Morocco. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding some key issues. If you have questions, contact national and city agencies directly, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional. For more information on the types of rules and laws that might apply to experiences in general, please see the general information articles about experiences.
Please understand that this page is for informational purposes - it is general, not comprehensive, and it is not legal advice. Please also note that we don’t update this information in real time, and you should always confirm that the laws or procedures have not changed recently.*
Your guests’ health and safety should always come first. It’s good practice for any food you serve or sell to be of the nature, substance, and quality which consumers would expect. It’s also good practice to make sure your kitchen is clean, that you use fresh ingredients, and that you tell guests about what’s in the food you’re serving.
In particular, please ask guests in advance about any food allergies, as there are potentially serious consequences if allergens are not controlled. The most common ingredients that may cause allergies or intolerances are listed in Annex 1 of the food labelling decree (French). It’s also a good idea to ask about other dietary restrictions, for reasons of religion, health, or principle, which may impact what your guests can eat.
If your experience involves cooking or handling food, or serving food to the public, this will likely fall within the definition of a catering business and may require a license under tourism or travel agency laws, and registration at the trade registry. It’s a good idea to contact the Ministry of Tourism (French) or a legal adviser in order to understand which requirements apply to your intended activities.
Food safety laws will also apply to the place where you are preparing or handling food intended for public consumption. It’s a good idea to consult the National Food Products Hygiene Office (French and Arabic), which provides guidance on various matters relating to food hygiene and safety. It’s also good practice to keep records of food supplied to you, for example documenting the names and addresses of the supplier in each case, as well as the nature of the product and date of delivery.
You should be aware that failure to comply with food safety legislation may be a criminal offense leading to financial penalties and the possibility of a custodial sentence.
If your experience will involve combining food with another activity (for example, a guided tour of an area), please review our other information articles and consider if any other rules might apply.
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