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Tier One and Tier Two Businesses and Organizations are required to keep records of their food recovery program. Tier One Businesses must begin recordkeeping by January 1, 2022, and Tier Two Businesses and Organizations must begin recordkeeping by January 1, 2024.

    RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS 

    • Keep records that include the following information:

      • A list of each food recovery service or organization that collects or receives your edible food

      • A copy of all contracts or written agreements with a food recovery organization or service

      • A record of the following information for each of those food recovery services or organizations:

        • The name, address and contact information of the food recovery service or organization

        • The types of food that will be collected by or self-hauled to the food recovery service or organization

        • The established frequency that food will be collected or self-hauled

        • The quantity of food (measured in pounds) recovered per month, collected or self-hauled to a food recovery service or organization for food recovery

    CalRecycle has developed a model recordkeeping tool that Tier One and Two Businesses and Organizations can use to ensure compliance with recordkeeping requirements. The use of this specific tool is optional. Visit their webpage for Food Donors to learn more and to download this tool. 

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