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Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Glove Law" Repeal Unanimously Voted On By California State Assembly Health Committee

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

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If you've been following the story about the so-called "glove law" that went into effect on Jan. 1, requiring food service personnel to wear disposable plastic gloves during their shifts for hygiene reasons, you'll know that a lot of food service personnel were not happy about it. Especially people like bartenders and sushi chefs, for whom style -- and the feel of the food they're making -- is paramount, and who protested that they already had a method in place to stay hygienic: washing their hands.

See also: State Assembly Deciding Today on Fate of "Glove Law"

New Legislation Announced to Repeal Controversial "Glove Law"

Petition to Except Bartenders From New CA Plastic Glove Law Gets Support

Bartenders Could Have to Wear Gloves as Part of New California Food Law

Well, the state Assembly Health Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to reword the parts of AB 1252 that made disposable gloves mandatory. There was no doubt much rejoicing in the culinary community, and a minion at the Evil Disposable Glove Company behind the bill probably got fired. (Obviously we have no evidence of any such wrongdoing, we're just following the money.)

Next step for the repeal: Movement to the floor of the Assembly, where it will be voted on by the whole group. But this is an encouraging move for the repeal of the law.

[via AP]

An earlier version of this article said that the Assembly had voted to repeal AB 1252. This was inaccurate; the Assembly Health Committee vote is just the first step in the repeal process. SF Weekly regrets the error.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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