The new law changes the Public Resource Code in the area of single-use food accessories and standard condiments. This is an addition to the single-use plastic straws law. More information can be found in the AB 1276 Fact Sheet [PDF].
Summary of the Changes
Disposable foodware items include:
Utensils, which are defined as forks, knives, spoons, and sporks
Condiment cups and packets**
**Condiments include relishes, spices, sauces, confections, or seasoning that require no additional preparation
New Requirements for Restaurants and Food Facilities:
Only provide disposable items to consumers upon request
Only provide disposable items required to eat the ready-to-eat food
No bundling of disposable items or condiments
Only offer those disposable items needed to eat or prevent spillage of the ready-to-eat food at a drive-through
A third-party delivery platform (i.e., Uber Eats, Grubhub) shall provide consumers with the option to request disposable items
A food facility that uses a third-party platform shall customize their menu with a list of available disposable items or condiments. If no disposable items or condiments are requested, none will be provided
Foodservice Display Material
AB 1276 Postcards [PDF] are available for Morgan Hill foodservice businesses to display or distribute to customers.