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AB 2130 Amends Bare Hands Regulation

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By Jordan Bernstein
CLI Alert
May 1, 2014

Jordan Bernstein's article, "AB 2130 Amends Bare Hands Regulation," was published on May 1, 2014 in CLI Alert, the California Lodging Industry Association's weekly newsletter. The article discusses new bill AB 2130, which would undo the recent barring of bare-hand contact with food preparation in restaurants. The article was published again on the HL Converge blog on May 12, 2014.

From the article...

"In response to significant and growing outcry from restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and others in the food and beverage services industries in California, as well as grass roots petitions through Change.org, the California State Assembly has introduced "emergency legislation" that would undo the newly-enacted law barring bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food, which angered and perplexed many across the State.  AB 2130 was introduced to the floor by Assemblyman Richard Pan (D- Sacramento), chair of the Assembly Health Committee, with the intent of undoing that which the new law did with respect to the California Retail Food Code, specifically Section 113961."

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