San Francisco hospitals and prisons may cut back on meat. The city just voted to reduce the consumption of animal products—including meat, dairy, and eggs—in hospitals and jails.
On August 11, the City Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to amend the Administrative Code to introduce the food purchasing standards. The Department of Public Health and the Sheriff’s Department will implement them in public hospitals and city jails, respectively.
San Francisco jails cut purchases of animal products in half by 2024. Public hospitals have until 2023 to reduce animal product purchases by 15 percent.