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The Daily Prep List 3.24.2023


Starbucks workers go on nationwide strike ahead of shareholder meetings

Courthouse News 3/22

(CN) — One hundred Starbucks locations across the country went on strike Wednesday morning in protest of the coffee company’s anti-union tactics.

California workers can’t get timely hearings on wage theft claims. State orders audit.

CalMatters 3/22

California’s independent state auditor will investigate the understaffed California Labor Commissioner’s Office over its persistent backlogs in workers’ wage theft claims, issues highlighted in a series of articles last year by CalMatters.

Food Industry Policy

Opinion: Inflation and Avian Flu, Not Prop. 12, Are Raising the Cost of Eggs

Times of San Diego 3/22

There is no one among us who would wish to jeopardize the well-being and food sources of vulnerable Californians— no one —and that’s what makes the recent campaign by business interests to blame Proposition 12 for the high cost of eggs in California both irresponsible and misleading.

FDA Clears California Company’s Lab-Grown Chicken as Safe to Eat

Wall Street Journal 3/21

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it considered cultivated chicken made by Good Meat Inc. safe to eat, making it the second company in the growing industry to have cleared a key regulatory hurdle.

On the Side

Restaurant sales remained elevated in February

NRA 3/22

Eating and drinking places* registered total sales of $92.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis in February, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Taco Bell teams up with LA-based food truck concept for breakfast mashup

NRN 3/21

From March 24 through March 26, consumers in the Los Angeles area will be able to get their hands on a unique breakfast menu that features a mashup between Taco Bell and Yeastie Boys.

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