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Next, regulated entities must sign a contract with each food recovery organization or service that picks up their surplus edible food by January 1, 2022 for Tier One Businesses, and by January 1, 2024 for Tier Two Businesses and Organizations.

Regulated entities must establish contracts or written agreements with each food recovery organization(s) or service(s) receiving their surplus edible food.

Your food recovery organization or service may already have an agreement or contract template they prefer to use. If needed, coordinate with your corporate office to confirm the template is one you can use.


    The Silicon Valley Food Recovery Council​ supports the use of this sample contract. This sample is a great starting point, although your business or food recovery organization or service may make changes. The sample contract includes the Food Safety Protocols, developed by the Silicon Valley Food Recovery Council and multiple food recovery organizations and services.

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