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Jul 29, 2022

Emily and Tricia dive deep into the comprehensive statewide packaging measure, SB 54 (Allen), signed into law in June by Governor Newsom.

SB 54 is aims at reducing single-use plastic packaging in California.  It places responsibility for the cost of the regulation on producers of that packaging.  This bill impacts the food industry in many aspects and Emily and Tricia walk through several key provisions.

Though there is an important exemption for on-farm packaging, the measure will be challenging for many companies operating at the first point of processing.

Listen-in as the team discusses how SB 54 addresses issues such as food safety, an exemption for on-farm packaging, confidentiality of data, and other core provisions that are priorities for Ag Council members.