CA Health & Safety Code Section 114075


Except for refilling a consumer’s drinking cup or container without contact between the pouring utensil and the lip-contact area of the drinking cup or container, food employees shall not use tableware, including single-use articles, soiled by the consumer, to provide second portions or refills.


Except as specified in subdivision (d), self-service consumers shall not be allowed to use soiled tableware, including single-use articles, to obtain additional food from the display and serving equipment.


Consumers shall be notified that clean tableware is to be used when they return to self-service areas such as salad bars and buffets.


Drinking cups and containers may be reused by self-service consumers if refilling of a consumer’s drinking cup is done without contact between the pouring utensil and the lip contact area of the cup or container.


Personal take-out beverage containers, such as thermally insulated bottles, nonspill coffee cups, and promotional beverage glasses, may be refilled by employees or the consumer if refilling is a contamination-free process as specified in subdivision (a).
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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