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.
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
New York Times 7/5
The new legislation requires plastics makers to foot the bill for recycling and restricts single-use plastics.
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.
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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.
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.