SB 1383 requires that the state recover at least 20 percent of currently disposed edible food for human consumption by January 1, 2025. To meet the mandated statewide goal, the law requires each jurisdiction to establish and monitor a robust food recovery program, which will strengthen the relationship between commercial edible food generators and food recovery organizations within the community.
SB 1383 places commercial edible food generators in two tiers to allow businesses and jurisdictions time to expand or build new food recovery infrastructure and capacity to donate foods that are harder to safely store and distribute.
Santa Clara County has created the Food Recovery website to assist businesses with identifying if this regulation applies to them and how to implement, track, and report for food recovery efforts as part of SB 1383.
Click here for a list of Food Recovery Organizations and Services.