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Plano, Tex., Code 9-21(b)(5) (current through July 20, 2017)
Brief Summary
Sets health and safety standards for food donation. Allows donation to a food salvager.
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Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Surplus/Waste
State: Texas
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Plano
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Protect the public health. § 9-1; Food shall be safe, unadulterated and honestly presented. § 9-21.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. The function of this chapter is to protect the public health by establishing uniform requirements for food service operations. § 9-1.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 9-2.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Permitting procedures outlined at § 9-114.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Violations "shall be a misdemeanor offense and shall be subject to a fine in accordance with subsection 1-4(a) of the City Code of Ordinances for each offense. Any culpable mental state required for an offense resulting from a violation of this chapter shall be in accordance with subsection 1-4(c) of the City Code of Ordinances. Every day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense." § 9-116.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Chapter 9 (Food Code), Article II (Food Care), Section 9-21 (Food Supplies). History: Ord. No. 2012-12-16, § I, 12-18-12.