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A law so stupid California legislature seeks to repeal it two months after it took effect
American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 03/09/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 03/09/2014 11:18:31 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

State lawmakers have passed a new food safety law that they wish they hadn't.

Anyone working in a California restaurant or bar who prepares ready-to-eat food - from bagels to sushi to fruit salad to cocktails - has to wear gloves or use deli tissue, spatulas or tongs. But the new rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, has had so much blowback that lawmakers are already trying to repeal it.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; law; stupidity

1 posted on 03/09/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s what the law intends to do:

Under the new provision, food and beverage handlers would have to change gloves every time they change tasks or touch another ready-to-eat food. Even then, they still would be required to wash their hands between glove changes. The concern is that amid multitasking, food and drink handlers might resist or forget to change gloves repeatedly.

“A dirty glove is worse than a clean hand,” Pan said. “Gloves don’t inherently guarantee safety.”

Here’s the unintended result:

If the law isn’t rescinded, Remy Nelson, owner of Mojo Bicycle Cafe in San Francisco, estimates he’ll go through 50,000 gloves a year just for bagels.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 11:16:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How can they possibly repeal “every word” of the law... isn’t it the “law of the land”?


3 posted on 03/09/2014 11:18:39 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals are all about unintended consequences, obama himself being the most prominent.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 11:19:49 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SeekAndFind
Electing a democrat supermajority also has 'unintended consequences' apparently. I wonder if my idiot fellow californian voters will be able to put two and two together.

Its not as though there are enough of them not already on the dole to make a difference anyway.

5 posted on 03/09/2014 11:20:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

They hate plastic grocery bags but love the glove. Idiots!


6 posted on 03/09/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing wrong with clean hands in food preparation. Just make sure employees have clean hands and short nails and no rings.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 11:21:00 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who lobbied for that law? The glove manufacturing union?


8 posted on 03/09/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SeekAndFind
Eating fresh, uncooked food in a CA restaurant is a crap shoot, at best.

My personal experience is 50-50.

Half the time you end up with the runs or worse.

May as well eat off the street carts in Guatemala. In fact, it may be worse as the folks who make it over the border here are the dregs of those southern societies.

9 posted on 03/09/2014 11:21:18 AM PDT by Mariner (uely)
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To: SeekAndFind

There was a Twilight Zone episode where “glove cleaner” was used to kill people.


10 posted on 03/09/2014 11:22:00 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: SeekAndFind

We were much better off when we had a part time legislature. These idiots now are at it full time. Seems like I read somewhere where there was a move afoot in Texas to make their legislature “full time.” Please Texans, don’t let them succeed. You will regret it forever. We’d be ahead of the game if we cold limit the Congress’ ability to “meet,” because it never helps us.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 11:23:05 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's why they're considering repealing the law.

The elites in Hollywood are pissed that it's taking that much longer to get their food served for them, and the restaurants are complaining about it.

No doubt the fatwa came from Hollywood, so NOW the state will repeal this law.

This law was supposed to affect the sheeple, i.e. the taco trucks, Roscoe's, etc.

12 posted on 03/09/2014 11:24:02 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, Cali starting to run out of things to make laws about, eh?


13 posted on 03/09/2014 11:24:27 AM PDT by FAA
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To: SeekAndFind
If the law isn’t rescinded, Remy Nelson, owner of Mojo Bicycle Cafe in San Francisco, estimates he’ll go through 50,000 gloves a year just for bagels.

How about tongs or those pieces of waxy paper usually used in grabbing food. They are about 1 cent each at Sam's Club, so should be even less in 50,000 quantity.

14 posted on 03/09/2014 11:26:19 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Mariner
You're nuts!

I'm a 5th generation So. Californian and i don't know of anyone that got sick from eating in a restaurant and i’m 76!

15 posted on 03/09/2014 11:27:51 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: vette6387

Whatever you may think of Lamar!, he did have one good idea a few years back when he was running for Preezy - “Cut their pay and send them home!” - meaning, reduce the time Congress has to steal from us by limiting their time in Washington each year.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 11:27:56 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrats run California. They have strong majorities in both State Assembly and State Senate. They hold every single statewide constitutional office, from governor on down. This law is their fault. Just saying.........


17 posted on 03/09/2014 11:28:32 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: SeekAndFind

The law obviously was written by someone who had no actual familiarity with the operation. That’s how they write their gun control laws, too.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 11:31:59 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: dalereed
In Sacramento you'll get sick 1/2 the time.

Try it.

19 posted on 03/09/2014 11:32:02 AM PDT by Mariner (uely)
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To: SeekAndFind
smell the glove...

20 posted on 03/09/2014 11:33:47 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: FAA
"So, Cali starting to run out of things to make laws about, eh?"

They will never run out of things to make laws about. CS Lewis made this observation in God In The Dock

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

21 posted on 03/09/2014 11:37:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Mariner

Every waiter, bartender and cook in downtown Sacramento should make it their mission to serve meals and drinks to legislators and their staff with a used glove in it whenever possible


22 posted on 03/09/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: FAA

If they run out of things to make laws about, which is highly unlikely here, no problem, next step is the start writing laws about writing laws. We need committees, polling agents and project review structures to be put into place, and we need them right now! The show must go on.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 11:44:12 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
They hate plastic grocery bags but love the glove. Idiots!

That's because they hate tobacco but love marijuana. Perhaps one idiocy leads to all the others?

-PJ

24 posted on 03/09/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I used to be in the glove business for medical examination and food handling.

This is a lobbyist who is worth his weight in gold.

25 posted on 03/09/2014 12:01:36 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: Rusty0604
Who lobbied for that law? The glove manufacturing union?

There isn't one, that industry is almost entirely offshore.

26 posted on 03/09/2014 12:02:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: C210N
How can they possibly repeal “every word” of the law... isn’t it the “law of the land”?

From what I understand, all you need is a phone and a pen.

27 posted on 03/09/2014 12:07:46 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: PoloSec

Liberalism would work if not for the unintended consequences. Unfortunately for liberals, reality is real and good intentions don’t cut it. Of course, liberals in their earnestness are incapable of grasping the irony of this. Thankfully conservatives do.


28 posted on 03/09/2014 12:09:05 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Carry_Okie

Usually in CA laws such as this one come from some union influence. Maybe to cut productivity of fast food workers so business needs to hire more.


29 posted on 03/09/2014 12:10:23 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SeekAndFind
If you own or work for a company that manufactures disposable gloves, this might be a law you can agree to.

Everybody else...not so much. What a hassle!

Why this sudden phobia about cleanliness? Another industry that's suddenly exploded is the anti-bacterial "sanitary wipes" industry. Suddenly sanitary wipes are on everybody's desk at the office (and you are expected to use them!).

Have we all turned into Michael Jackson/Howard Hughes types?

I'm all for basic hygiene but this is ridiculous. Don't people know that exposure to bacteria in moderate amounts is actually good for their immune systems? It helps your immunity system stay in shape to fight off bacteria every now and then.

If you deny your body bacteria for a long period of time, your immunity system will weaken or even shut down. Then the next exposure could kill you.

30 posted on 03/09/2014 12:17:28 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: C210N

Congress passed a Food Safety Act of 2010, which may be similar to CA law.


31 posted on 03/09/2014 12:49:06 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Mariner

I was at a farmer’s market in Seattle and took a bite of a peach offered to me by a vendor. As I reached for it, took it and put it in my mouth, my coworker was screaming, “NO NO NO!!!”

The vendor had been throwing the knife around, catching it in his hand by the blade, dropping it in the gutter, picking it up to throw up in the air again. All without washing his hands or the knife he used to cut the fruit. And, yes, I had severe food poisoning within hours.


32 posted on 03/09/2014 1:01:56 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SeekAndFind

Eventually we’ll discover that the Neandertals died out because they ate foods prepared without the use of gloves.

“When a bug bites me, the bug dies.”—Lazarus Long


33 posted on 03/09/2014 1:27:42 PM PDT by Colinsky
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” . . . estimates he’ll go through 50,000 gloves a year just for bagels.”

Quick, someone ask the Sierra Club to calculate the volume of all the used gloves they’ll have to dispose of each year in California (and no, they’re not readily biodegrable).

And guess what raw material is used to make the material in almost all those gloves? If you guessed “petroleum”, you’re a winner! Yes, from the tar sands of Canada by rail or through a pipeline to the Pacific, across the ocean to China, then back by ship to Long Beach, gazillions of gloves, waiting to find a landfill near you!


34 posted on 03/09/2014 1:35:04 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm sure this is a silly question...but...did they read it before they passed it into law?

Just wondering.

35 posted on 03/09/2014 1:43:53 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The nation would, on balance, greatly benefit if all legislatures went on extended hiatus, maybe for 10 years.
Better yet, do so after repealing most bills they've passed for the previous 20 years.
Government is killing America.
36 posted on 03/09/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Politicians believe they are experts at everything...


37 posted on 03/09/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
I recall the electricity crisis of Gay Davis. Rolling outages and the Tony neighborhoods in the Bay area still would not allow their subjects to hang their clothes our to dry.

They import all the third worlders who can sneak in but were afraid line-dried laundry would make them look like tenements. You just can't fix that level of stupid.

38 posted on 03/09/2014 3:10:25 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Savage Beast
Do legislators read anything before they pass it into law?
39 posted on 03/09/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: tahoeblue

The only thing they read carefully is the part that says: “This law does not apply to legislators.”


40 posted on 03/09/2014 5:47:44 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Rusty0604

Usually in CA laws such as this one come from some union influence. Maybe to cut productivity of fast food workers so business needs to hire more.
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That was my first thought someone gloved to smear the cream cheese on the bagel and a second to ring it up..


41 posted on 03/09/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Rusty0604
Maybe to cut productivity of fast food workers so business needs to hire more.

Unionizing fast food will engender more automation to replace those jobs.

42 posted on 03/09/2014 6:59:17 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And these are the same type of idiots that now control the health care industry.


43 posted on 03/10/2014 1:11:31 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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