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December 31, 2018
Expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) food service containers including: hinged clamshells (like for plate lunches), cups, plates, bowls, and serving trays. If food or beverages can be served on or in it and its made of EPS, its not allowed after December 31, 2018.
Yes. Polystyrene foam food containers used for raw or butchered meats, poultry, fish, or eggs are exempt unless they are provided for consumption without further food preparation (e.g., sashimi and poke).
No. Because these items do not present risk of contamination by raw meat-related illnesses, produce does not need a polystyrene foam tray.
A notice of violation shall be mailed that may require any or all of the following:
Work with your supplier to come up with the best solution to meet your needs. There are many types of affordable alternative products to choose from. You can raise food prices by a few cents to cover cost. Identify ways to reduce waste as reducing waste often results in saving money.
Some ways to save money by reducing waste are: