COMMERCIAL EDIBLE FOOD GENERATORS
WHAT ARE COMMERICAL EDIBLE FOOD GENERATORS?
Businesses that typically have more produce and shelf-stable foods to donate. Tier 1 commercial businesses are required to participate starting January 1, 2022.
- Food Distributors
- Wholesale Food Vendors
- Supermarkets/Grocery Stores (10,000 + sq. ft.)
- Food Service Providers
Businesses that typically have more prepared foods to donate. Tier 2 commercial businesses are required to participate starting January 1, 2024.
- Health facility with an on-site food facility and 100+ beds
- Hotel with an on-site food facility and 200+ rooms
- Large events that average 2,000+ people per day of operation
- Restaurants with 250 or more seats, or facility size >/= 5,000 sq. ft.
- Local education agencies with an on-site food facility
Tier 1 generators are to participate in food recovery by 2022 and Tier 2 generators are to participate in food recovery by 2024.
To determine if you are a Commercial Edible Food Generator business, call (559) 600-4259.
SB 1383 requires commercial edible food generators to donate the maximum amount of edible food that would otherwise be disposed of, to food recovery organizations.
To ensure food sustainability, Fresno County requires mandated food donors to:
- Establish contracts or written agreements with food recovery organizations and services that pickup or receive edible food. Copies of agreements will be required by Fresno County.
- Keep records that include the type, frequency, and pounds of food recovered each month; and the schedule for food donation deliveries or collections.
Food recovery organizations that partner with a food donor and have a food recovery agreement in place, are required to keep records of the total pounds of food collected each year.
To find a food recovery organization in your area, visit Fresno County Food Map (Link coming soon) or contact email@example.com. Click the button below for a sample Food Recovery Agreement template.
CALIFORNIA GOOD SAMARITAN ACT
This law protects organizations and individuals from liability when donating food. This protection is for both perishable and nonperishable food that is fit for human consumption but has exceeded the labeled shelf-life date if the donor makes a good faith evaluation that the donated food is still wholesome. For more info on the California Good Samaritan Act click here.
FAQs FOR COMMERCIAL EDIBLE FOOD GENERATORS
For more information on the requirements for commercial edible food generators, click the link below.
CONTACT YOUR WASTE HAULER
For any other questions, contact your waste hauler. Contact info at the below link.