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If the law isn’t rescinded, Remy Nelson, owner of Mojo Bicycle Cafe in San Francisco, estimates he’ll go through 50,000 gloves a year just for bagels.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