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Information for Food Facilities

WHAT’S NEW?

We’re hosting a Foodware Mini-expo and Vendor Showcase on August 16, 2022, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Join us to learn about the new Disposable Foodware Ordinance, discover new vendors, and test products with provided food and beverages!
Check out our events page for more details and to register.

Be Foodware Aware! Reuse, Choose, Refuse

Check out the resources below to help your food facility become Foodware Aware by meeting the requirements of the County of San Mateo’s Model Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance.

  • Want to get a head start on compliance? Take the Foodware Aware pledge here to meet key Ordinance requirements and receive recognition on this website! Find your jurisdiction’s start date here.
  • Want to spotlight your commitment? Take the Foodware Aware pledge here to meet key Ordinance requirements and request a free window cling and alert card.
  • Want financial assistance to help you comply with the ordinance? You may be eligible for a mini-grant to purchase compliant disposable and/or reusable products. Learn more.

Check out the resources below:

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please check upcoming events to learn more about our Foodware Aware Program and available resources to help you meet the Ordinance requirements and go beyond!

EXEMPTIONS

The County may grant temporary exemptions under very unique circumstances. Please email foodware@smcgov.org for additional information.