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Policy 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.

Background Information

State Washington
Jurisdiction Name Whitman County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Creates an exemption
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Get; Surplus

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

Needy persons (§ 8.05.090, sub. D(DD)(4)(a))

Health-related goal?
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.)

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
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).

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 8.05.010(D)

Addresses implementation?
Yes

The regulatory authority has the authority to apply the law and grant variances (§8.05.080).

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra 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).