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The Daily Prep List 07.05.2022


The California Law That Could Change Quick-Service Restaurants Forever

Mashed 7/1

The Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (also known as the FAST Act) would give California workers and unions a role in setting wage and hour standards of the state’s quick-service restaurants, Restaurant Business reports. 

Proposal to boost state minimum wage to $18 won’t go on ballot

CalMatters 7/1

Had the California Living Wage Act proposal succeeded, it would have increased base wages to $16 an hour next January and $18 by 2025.

Food Industry Policy

What to Know About California’s Landmark Plastics Law

New York Times 7/5

The new legislation requires plastics makers to foot the bill for recycling and restricts single-use plastics.

California’s Prop 12 Could Impact Entire Livestock Industry

NAFB News Service 7/4

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this fall regarding California’s Proposition 12—which creates new rules for different products such as swine, veal calves and eggs in California.

On the Side

Caviar kingpins of Contra Costa? Major law enforcement operation exposes black market for California delicacy

The Mercury News 7/2

Since November 2020, investigators with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have installed GPS trackers on cars, conducted nighttime stakeout surveillance operations, spied on Facebook accounts and traced wire transactions connected to what they describe as a major investigation into the state’s caviar black market.

Queso, please? Virtual brands go niche as they mature

Restaurant Business 6/29

What started early in the pandemic as a cheap, easy way to sell more wings and burgers is morphing into more-targeted digital menu offerings like melty cheese and loaded potatoes.

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