The governing board of any school district or any county office of education may authorize any pupil or adult entity or organization to sell food on school premises, subject to policy and regulations of the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education shall develop policy and regulations for the sale of food by any pupil or adult entity or organization, or any combination thereof, which shall ensure optimum participation in the school district's or the county office of education's nonprofit food service programs and shall be in consideration of all programs approved by the governing board of any school district or any county office of education. The policy and regulations shall be effective the first of the month following adoption by the State Board of Education.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as exempting from the California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 113700) of Part 7 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code), food sales that are authorized pursuant to this section and that would otherwise be subject to the California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law.
(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1023, Sec. 40.)