Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that have more than 5000 sq.ft. or more than 250 seats or a student population of at least 500 in their on-site food facility are classified as a Tier Two Entity.
According to CalCode, a "Food facility" means an operation that stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends, or otherwise provides food at the retail level, including operations where food is consumed on or off the premises, regardless of whether there is a charge for the food. A food facility is also any place used in conjunction with the operations described above, including, but not limited to, storage facilities for food-related utensils, equipment, and materials.
"Food facility" includes permanent and nonpermanent food facilities, including:
- Public and private school cafeterias
- Restricted food service facilities
- Mobile food facilities
- Mobile support units
- Temporary food facilities
- Vending Machines
If your school uses an external food service provider for breakfast, lunch, vending, etc. such as ChoiceLunch, you will still be required to comply with SB 1383 as a Tier Two Entity if any of the above types of food facilities apply to your location.