California's Much-Loathed Glove Law for Chefs and Bartenders Most Likely Repealed This Week!

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Photo by Dave Mau
Out ye damn gloves!
California has been the laughingstock of the food world this year thanks to a new rule that proposed to make chefs and even bartenders wear gloves at all times. Our Dave Mau wrote about how impractical it would be from a workplace point of view, and even appeared on KFI-AM 64 to talk about the story.

And it was Dave who alerted me to this exciting development: emergency legislation has been proposed to stop the bill before it ever really got out of the gate!

Assembly Bill 2130 would seek to return the law to its 2013 days, when the wearing of gloves was required only for a tiny sector of the food industry, and not restaurant folks that worked with ready-to-eat foods or bartenders whipping up Manhattans. Proposed by Sacramento-area Assemblymember Richard Pan, who happens to be chair of the Assembly Health Committee, it's already found bipartisan support.

"It's not about whether there are gloves or not, it should be about whether the local business and the health inspector have worked together to create a safe environment for the customer," Dr. Pan stated at a press conference today, surrounded by restauranteurs.

The law faced overwhelming opposition, not just from industry professionals but also the general public--a Change.org petition asking for the law's repeal is near 6,500 signatures. "We're not done yet, we still have to make sure the bill goes through, but they haven't heard any major opposition so it's looking good," the petition's handlers wrote in an email today. "This is super exciting, and a real example of how powerful we are as a group. Thank you all for the support so far.

Smart legislation coming from Sacramento? WHOA...

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24 comments
Rick Hale
Rick Hale

Believe it or not, there are really people that look like him.

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

Sorry, Xicos. You look like the type of guy that believes what he said.

Cooper Quillian
Cooper Quillian

claire makes a verry valid point about letex anergys and it,s about time they repeal this law

Jesse Dorsett Jr
Jesse Dorsett Jr

Here in Oregon, they are not so uptight on things and COL is much lower.

Jesse Dorsett Jr
Jesse Dorsett Jr

Ha ha....now that I moved out of that God-forsaken state, I can laugh at it....ha ha ha ha

roman_archer
roman_archer

Hey, as long as they promise to sanatize their hands after using the restroom AND make my drinks a little stronger they have my support.

Laine Aguas
Laine Aguas

conservatives??? wth California isn't and absolutely not run by one!!!!!

Billy Frame
Billy Frame

'Conservatives' you people sure don't know who the fuck runs the state.

Alex Tran
Alex Tran

These latex companies are finding ways to get rich...

Christopher Marc Hubbard
Christopher Marc Hubbard

how would I know that? this is a public post and I don't know you. and sadly there are enough low-information voters out there who do believe it.

Claire Morgan
Claire Morgan

considering how dangerous a latex allergy can be, i am surprised this got as far as it did.

Xicos Medellin
Xicos Medellin

you do know im just trolling right? what i wrote was just a dumb joke to get a rise out of people and you pretty much took the bait...congratulations

Greg Ling
Greg Ling

Why are plastic bags banned because politicians say they are not biodegradable... but more latex is acceptable?

Christopher Marc Hubbard
Christopher Marc Hubbard

I didn't know Sacramento was overwhelmingly run by conservatives xicos. you got it backwards.

Jorge Collazo
Jorge Collazo

Ray Gonzales are they making u wear rubbers now?

Xicos Medellin
Xicos Medellin

1st condoms in porn now gloves for food handling? damn conservatives with their latex fetishes

ttopinio25
ttopinio25

Tip well and you may get a stronger drink.

roman_archer
roman_archer

@terber I'm guessing "sanatize your hands after using the restroom" would not be a sufficient enough tip? : )

roman_archer
roman_archer

Geez, lighten up Francis. Apparently you've never had a sense of humor. Now I no why I don't go to bars. Too many angry bartenders without a sense of humor.

ttopinio25
ttopinio25

Apparently you've never been a bartender. Bartenders CONSTANTLY wash their hands out of habit due to handling fruit, cash, or washing bar glassware. Quit asking for stronger drinks, bartenders hate that and it makes you sound like a douche.

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