AB 626 Set for Hearing on June 13 in Senate Health Committee

AB 626 (E. Garcia) has been set for hearing on Wednesday, June 13 in the Senate Health Committee. The measure seeks to create a new type of food facility defined as “microenterprise home kitchens” in the California Retail Food Code and allow the sale of potentially hazardous foods directly to consumers in private homes. The measure was previously amended to provide additional exemptions to microenterprise home kitchens related to enforcement, health, and sanitation requirements.

CHEAC is opposed to the measure in light of food safety and enforcement concerns expressed by many jurisdictions. HOAC, CCDEH, CSAC, UCC, and RCRC are also opposed to the measure. We strongly encourage LHDs to secure an official oppose position on AB 626, update and send in letters of opposition to your legislators, and contact Senate Health Committee Members. CHEAC will continue to provide updates to members as the hearing date nears.