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Policy Summary

Sets health and safety standards for food donation. Allows donation to a food salvager.

Background Information

State Texas
Jurisdiction Name Plano
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Surplus

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Protect the public health. § 9-1; Food shall be safe, unadulterated and honestly presented. § 9-21.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

The function of this chapter is to protect the public health by establishing uniform requirements for food service operations. § 9-1.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 9-2

Addresses implementation?
Yes

Permitting procedures outlined at § 9-114.

Enforcement provisions?
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.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra 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