AB 1276 : Single-Use Foodware Accessories and Standard Condiments

California Assembly Bill 1276 (AB 1276) was chaptered in October 2021 to reduce waste from single-use items that are commonly provided by food facilities to customers with their ready-to-eat food. AB 1276 went into effect on January 1, 2022 and adds “single-use foodware accessories” and “standard condiments” to the restrictions already in place with single-use straws (AB 1884).

This new legislation prohibits food facilities, as defined in the regulation, from providing any single-use foodware accessories or standard condiments to a customer unless it is requested. In addition, the same items may not be bundled or packaged in ways that prevent the consumer from taking only the item wanted.

Full details of the bill can be found at the link below.

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