Colma Food Packaging

“Food Service Ware” means food contact products used for serving, distributing, holding, packaging, and/or transporting Prepared Food including, but not limited to plates, cups, bowls, trays, clamshell containers, boxes, utensils, straws, lids, and food contact paper (e.g., wraps, bags, tray liners, etc.). The term “Food Service Ware” includes Food Service Ware Accessories as defined below. The term “Food Service Ware” does not include bulk dispensers for condiments.
“Food Service Ware Accessories” include Food Service Wares such as straws, stirrers, cup spill plugs, cup sleeves, condiment packets, utensils (including chopsticks), cocktail sticks/picks, toothpicks, napkins, and other similar accessory or accompanying Food Service Ware used as part of food or beverage service or packaging. Detachable lids for beverage cups and food containers are not considered a Food Service Ware Accessory.

Prohibits a food facility shall use Polystyrene-based Disposable Foodware when providing prepared food.

Allows for Single-use plastic foodware and condiment containers only upon request;
Food Facilities shall only provide Disposable straws, stirrers, utensils, and cocktail/toothpicks (and the packaging that these individual items are wrapped in, if any) that are Compostable.

Effect 8/28/2022. Full ordinance can be reviewed here.