Skip to comments.A law so stupid California legislature seeks to repeal it two months after it took effect
Posted on 03/09/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited 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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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If the law isn’t rescinded, Remy Nelson, owner of Mojo Bicycle Cafe in San Francisco, estimates he’ll go through 50,000 gloves a year just for bagels.
How can they possibly repeal “every word” of the law... isn’t it the “law of the land”?
Liberals are all about unintended consequences, obama himself being the most prominent.
Its not as though there are enough of them not already on the dole to make a difference anyway.
They hate plastic grocery bags but love the glove. Idiots!
Nothing wrong with clean hands in food preparation. Just make sure employees have clean hands and short nails and no rings.
Who lobbied for that law? The glove manufacturing union?
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.
There was a Twilight Zone episode where “glove cleaner” was used to kill people.
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.
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.
So, Cali starting to run out of things to make laws about, eh?
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.
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!
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.
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.........
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.