SB 972 : California Retail Food Code

As of January 1, 2023, the implementation of California Senate Bill 972 (SB 972) went into effect after being chaptered in September 2022 changes the California Retail Food Code by establishing a new Chapter in the California Retail Food Code (CRFC) titled “Compact Mobile Food Operations” (CMFO). These changes were intended to promote economic inclusion while modernizing the CRFC so that sidewalk food vendors can obtain a permit and join the regulated vending economy. Per CRFC Section 113831. (c), a Compact Mobile Food Operation is defined as, “a mobile food facility that operates from an individual or from a pushcart, stand, display, pedal-driven cart, wagon, showcase, rack, or other nonmotorized conveyance.” A CMFO can be approved to sell prepackaged foods or conduct limited food preparation.

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

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