CA Health & Safety Code Section 113977


Except as specified in subdivision (b), an employee shall eat, drink, or use any form of tobacco only in designated areas where contamination of nonprepackaged food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; unwrapped single-use articles; or other items needing protection cannot result.


A food employee may drink from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of the employee’s hands, the container, nonprepackaged food, and food-contact surfaces.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 113977’s source at ca​.gov