Half Moon Bay Food Packaging Ordinance
Half Moon Bay has placed a food packaging ordinance on their May 17 agenda. This ordinance would ban the use of polystyrene packaging for food packaged in-store. An exemption for raw meats, poultry, fish and eggs in included. If passed, the ordinance goes into effect August 1, 2011.
Half Moon Bay is adopting by reference the San Mateo County ordinance passed earlier in the year. This process means the San Mateo County ordinance will apply to all food retailers in Half Moon Bay. Several San Mateo County jurisdictions are using this process to save staff time and create consistency between neighboring jurisdictions.
A copy of the Staff Report and ordinance is available here as Agenda Item 10.