Unless the context requires otherwise, the terms defined in this chapter shall have the following meanings and are capitalized in the chapter text:
“City” means the City of Sebastopol.
“Condiment” means a substance that is used to add flavor to food or beverages such as, but not limited to, salt, ketchup, mayonnaise, ranch, sugar, creamer, etc.
“Dine-in” means offering on-site services intended for food and beverage consumption on the food provider’s premises.
“Effective date” means August 1, 2022.
“Food facilities” means all facilities as described in the California Retail Food Code Section 113789 as the same may be amended from time to time, including an operation that stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food for human consumption at the retail level, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) an operation where food is consumed on or off the premises, regardless of whether there is a charge for the food, (2) a place used in conjunction with the operations described in the California Retail Food Code Section 113879, as the same may be amended from time to time, including, but not limited to, storage facilities for food-related utensils, equipment, and materials. Examples include, but are not limited to: a restaurant, bar, grocery store, delicatessen, bakery, mobile food facilities, catering operation, farmers’ market, microenterprise home kitchen operation, movie theatre, licensed health care facility, etc.
“Food ware” means all containers, bowls, plates, trays, cups, lids, boxes, and other like items that are used for prepared foods, including, without limitation, food ware for take-out and or/leftovers from partially consumed meals prepared by food facilities.
“Food ware accessories” means types of items usually provided alongside prepared food including but not limited to forks, spoons, knives, chopsticks, napkins, cup sleeves, wrappers, beverage trays, condiment containers, straws, stirrers, splash sticks, cocktail sticks, toothpicks, tray-liners, and plate-liners.
“On request” means that only at the request of a person shall the product(s) be provided.
“Per- and polyfluoroalkyl” or “PFAS” means a group of manmade chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe. These chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body, meaning they don’t break down and accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to environmental health effects such as reproductive, developmental, liver, kidney, and immunological effects.
“Person” means natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business, trust, organization, or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.
“Polystyrene” means and includes blown polystyrene and expanded and extruded foams (sometimes called Styrofoam, a Dow Chemical Co. trademarked form of polystyrene foam insulation) which are thermoplastic petrochemical materials utilizing a styrene monomer and processed by any number of techniques including, but not limited to, fusion of polymer spheres (expanded bead polystyrene), injection molding, foam molding, and extrusion-blow molding (extruded foam polystyrene). Polystyrene is generally used to make cups, bowls, plates, trays, clamshell containers, meat trays, coolers, packaging peanuts, and egg cartons.
“Prepared food” means food or beverages, which are served, packaged, cooked, chopped, sliced, mixed, brewed, frozen, squeezed or otherwise prepared on the premises of the food facility and includes take-out food.
“Retail establishment” has the meaning set forth in Section 9-10-010(H) of the City Code of the City of Santa Rosa.
“Reusable food ware” means food ware and/or food ware accessories, including plates, bowls, cups, trays, glasses, straws, stirrers, condiment cups, utensils, etc., that are composed of durable materials and specifically designed and manufactured to be washed and sanitized and to be used repeatedly over an extended period of time, and are safe for washing and sanitizing according to applicable regulations.
“Take-out” means food or beverages requiring no further preparation to be consumed and which generally are purchased to be consumed off the premises of the food facility. (Ord. 1135 § 2, 2022)