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Whitman County, Wash., Code § 8.05.090 (DD) (current through Oct. 6, 2017)
Brief Summary
Exempts food donation facilities from the requirement of having a Food Establishment Permit (see sec. 8.05.090 DD(2)); exempts food donation facilities from several requirements under specified conditions, and expressly allows acceptance of game meat.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Creates an exemption.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Get, Surplus/Waste
State: Washington
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Whitman County
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Needy persons (§ 8.05.090, sub. D(DD)(4)(a)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Foods are safe and not adulterated (§ 8.05.090, sub. D(HH)(1)); Food safety/illness prevention (8.05.010(A)); safeguard public health (Id.).
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 purpose of this chapter is to safeguard public health and provide to consumers food that is safe, not adulterated, and honestly presented." § 8.05.010(A).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 8.05.010(D).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The regulatory authority has the authority to apply the law and grant variances (§8.05.080).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
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
Title 8 (Health and Safety), Chapter 8.05 (Food Service), Section 8.05.090 (Alternative Food Facilities), Subpart D (Donated Food Distributing Organizations). History: (Ord. No. 74241, 5-21-2013).