The California Glove Law (113961)

In January of 2014, California passed a bill that prohibited food handlers from touching ready to eat food with their bare hands. This law created quite a stir, especially amongst bartenders and sushi chefs who claimed it would be environmentally and hygienically unsafe. It was so hastily passed by the assembly that it even prompted local regulatory authorities across the state to roll out the new law slowly over a six month period. They said there would be no citations in restaurants or bars until July 1st 2014. The new “glove law” was repealed on June 28th just days before citations were to be given because of the complaints from sushi chefs and bartenders. Continue reading The California Glove Law (113961)