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The Daily Prep List 5.19.2023


Cal/OSHA mulls indoor heat rules as workers warn of high temps’ deadly impact

CalMatters 5/19

Dozens of warehouse workers, delivery drivers, restaurant employees and advocates traveled to San Diego Thursday to urge the California Occupational Safety and Health Agency to take swift action implementing an indoor heat standard.

From prisoner to barista, this jail offers inmates a chance to find a career in coffee

The Sacramento Bee 5/19

Jamie Mason was more than 20 years into her career in specialty coffee when she got a call from an alarming source: the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Food Industry Policy

Chef Defends Right to Cook with Gas

Wall Street Journal 5/18

Even after a federal appeals court in California ruled that local governments can’t ban gas stoves, some California cities are still trying.

FDA voluntary sodium reduction compliance about a year away

NRA 5/18

The FDA has been taking an iterative approach to sodium reduction, establishing voluntary sodium targets for the food industry—including restaurants—since 2016.

On the Side

Black Restaurant Week offers discoveries for purveyors, positive impact for owners

KTVU FOX2 5/18

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The lunch special Thursday at Jackie’s Place restaurant in San Jose, and other Black-owned restaurants, is a healthy heaping of soul food, served with an invitation for the larger community to come and enjoy.

California-based In-N-Out Burger poised for major expansion to Tennessee

WKRN 5/18

(KTLA) — Once an exclusive treat only for Southern Californians and visitors, In-N-Out Burger is primed for a major expansion eastward, going as far as the Volunteer State.

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