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The Daily Prep List 10.18.2023


California sets $25 per hour minimum wage for healthcare workers

Healthcare Dive 10/16

State lawmakers argued in the law’s text that competitive wages are necessary to attract and retain healthcare workers who provide critical services.

Tyson food workers, activists protest child labor in US meat sector

Reuters 10/17

Activists and the Biden Administration have pressured the U.S. meat industry to adopt safer labor policies after children hired by contractors were found doing dangerous jobs cleaning slaughterhouses.

Food Industry Policy

Does artificial intelligence open up promises for food safety?

Food Safety News 10/16

“People are using AI to change people lives,” said Luyao Ma, a researcher with the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis. “As food scientists, we can bring this knowledge into the agricultural food system.”

California cracks down on ‘forever chemicals,’ or PFAS, found in food packaging

Mercury News 10/18

California Attorney General Rob Bonta hosted a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Los Angeles State Historic Park, to warn companies of their responsibility to disclose the presence of dangerous PFAS under Assembly Bill 1200.

On the Side

The Rise, Fall, And Resurgence of Jack In The Box

Mashed 10/16

More than six decades old at this point, Jack in the Box has survived a tumultuous and competitive fast-food landscape that it helped create.

The First Chain Food Festival, Hosting Chili’s, Panda Express, and Pizza Hut, Is Coming to Los Angeles

Food & Wine 10/18

Chain, a pop-up series co-founded by B.J. Novak, LA chef Tim Hollingsworth, and a few of their friends, is already dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind homages to childhood favorite chains. But now, it’s taking things a step further with Chainfest, a two-day event honoring their favorite chain restaurants.

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