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Q: Can retailers provide plastic bags for meat, produce, and bulk foods?

11/08/2019

A: This ordinance does not apply to plastic wrappings, bags or containers distributed by the manufacturer for packaging or preparing goods for display prior to sale.

Single-use carryout bags do not include bags without handles provided to the customer to transport produce, bulk food, candy, packaged meat, bulk food, or meat packaged in the meat department prior to the point of sale; to hold prescription medication dispensed from a pharmacy; to segregate food or merchandise that could damage or contaminate other food or merchandise when placed together in a bag.

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For more information, please call the Bernalillo County Contact Center at (505) 468-7777.

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