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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

State Assembly Deciding Today on Fate of Controversial "Glove Law"

Posted By on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

click to enlarge The new bill would change the requirement for sushi chefs to wear gloves when they work. - FLICKR/BARSEN
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  • The new bill would change the requirement for sushi chefs to wear gloves when they work.

Bartenders and chefs have been in uproar ever since AB 1252 went into effect on Jan. 1, requiring that those handling "ready-to-eat" foods need to wear plastic gloves. The arguments against the glove law are strong -- it creates a lot of waste, it may even make things less hygienic, it would ruin tasks like sushi-making, wherein the chef relies on the touch of the rice and fish to make a perfect bite. In fact, the arguments were so strong that Assemblymember Richard Pan announced a new bill a few weeks ago to repeal the law.

See also: New Legislation Announced to Repeal Controversial "Glove Law"

The new bill, AB 2130, is going in front of the health committee today at 1:30 p.m. in Sacramento. If you leave now you still have time to jump in the car and head over there to show your support of the people who oppose the bill, including ForageSF founder Iso Rabins, who will be present at the meeting. You can also email members of the Assembly Health Committee who are deciding on the fate of the bill; instructions are on the ForageSF website.


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