SB 1383 meeting

Succeeding with SB 1383 (for food businesses)

A new state law (SB1383) affects eligible food businesses.

The City of Eureka will be leading an informational meeting in partnership with Abound Food Care that will provide everything you need to know to begin planning your SB1383 compliant food recovery program, such as:

  • SB1383 Edible Food Regulations and what it means to your business
  • The Food Donation Process
  • The Benefits of Participation in Food Donation

Where:

  • In Person: Eureka Council Chambers, 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501

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The background:

Almost one in four Californians don’t have enough to eat.

SB 1383 requires certain food businesses to donate the maximum amount of edible food they would otherwise dispose, to food recovery organizations. Mandated food donors can help their communities by working with local food banks, food pantries, and other food recovery organizations and services.

State law SB1383 went into effect January 1, 2022. The City of Eureka received a waiver for the law to instead go into effect on January 1, 2023.

What is SB1383?

SB1383 is a statewide effort to reduce organic waste disposal by 50% and increase edible food donation by 20% required by every city and county in California.

Although this does not affect all food-related businesses, if you’re a Tier One or Tier Two food-related business, you will have to comply. (An explanation of who is in each tier is immediately below.)

Identifying Your Tier:

Tier One Definition: “Tier one commercial edible food generator” means a commercial edible food generator that is one of the following:

(A) Supermarket.
(B) Grocery store with a total facility size equal to or greater than 10,000 square feet.
(C) Food service provider.
(D) Food distributor.
(E) Wholesale food vendor.

Tier Two Generator Definition: “Tier two commercial edible food generator” means a commercial edible food generator that is one of the following:

(A) Restaurant with 250 or more seats, or a total facility size equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet.
(B) Hotel with an on-site food facility and 200 or more rooms.
(C) Health facility with an on-site food facility and 100 or more beds.
(D) Large venue.
(E) Large event
(F) A state agency with a cafeteria with 250 or more seats or a total cafeteria facility size equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet.
(G) A local education agency with an on-site food facility.”

How can I learn about SB1383 and how it will affect my food-related business?

If you are interested in additional information about the California’s SB1383 food recovery requirements, you can visit here: https://calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/foodrecovery/

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