Edible Food Recovery
What is the edible food recovery requirement?
SB 1383 requires some businesses that produce, sell, and serve food to donate excess edible food. These businesses are categorized into two tiers. (See table below.)
Tier One Effective 01/01/22
Tier Two Effective 01/01/24
All Tier One businesses are required to participate in Edible Food Donations as of January 1, 2022. Please contact email@example.com or (530)378-6641 with any questions about your business’s qualification.
Donating Eatable Food
Some organizations in Anderson work to recover edible food from businesses and help provide food to those in need.
A food recovery organization is an entity that collects edible food and distributes that edible food to those in need. These food recovery organizations support food recovery either directly or through other entities including, but not limited to a food bank or a nonprofit charitable organization.
If your business fits into the mandated Tier One or Tier Two classification, please set up a food recovery agreement with one of the following organizations in Anderson:
- Anderson-Cottonwood Christian
- Shasta Senior Nutrition Program
What are the Requirements for Donations?
- A contract or written agreement must be maintained with food recovery service(s) or organization(s) to pick up or receive edible food.
- A record must also be kept indicating all types of food being donated, pounds donated per month, frequency of donations, and the contact information of the contracted food recovery organization(s).
- Generators shall not intentionally spoil food that can be recovered.
- Large venues or large event operators that do not provide food services, but allow for food to be provided, shall require food facilities operating on site to comply with the organics diversion and food recovery requirements that CalRecycle sets.
More information can be found at CalRecycle’s website: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/foodrecovery/donors