Utah restaurants can now repackage and resell foods — for the next 30 days.
As part of the state’s COVID-19 response, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food will allow restaurants to repackage and resell raw and prepackaged foods in their inventories to the public for the next 30 days.
“During these unprecedented times, it is necessary to take steps that provide retailers an opportunity to remain viable and ensure an alternate source for the public to obtain food necessities,” Kelly Pehrson, deputy commissioner, said Tuesday in a news release.
Participating restaurants will have to adhere to all public health regulations administered by their local health department and the state. Those include:
• Separating raw and ready-to-eat foods to prevent cross-contamination.
• Selling products directly to consumers, not other businesses.
• Making items available through pickup only.
More details are available on the department’s website: ag.utah.gov/retail-repackaging-covid19/