On December 5, the IFA announced the submission of more than 1 million petition signatures from California voters in opposition to AB 257, or the FAST Act. The effort by the Save Local Restaurants coalition will give California voters a say on the law’s damaging impacts before it goes into effect on January 1, 2023.
Hot Air 12/6
In August, the California legislature narrowly passed a new law designed to micromanage the fast food industry in that state known as the FAST Act. (Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act.) Governor Gavin Newsom signed it into law on Labor Day. The food and beverage industry started raising the alarm immediately, describing all of the negative effects this legislation could produce.
Food Industry Policy
Waste Dive 12/6
San Diego, California’s second most populous city, follows more than 100 other cities across the state that already have foam bans. San Diego approved such a change years ago but was sued by the California Restaurant Association and others, prompting an environmental impact assessment.
Progressive Farmer 12/6
A California superior court judge has extended a stay on the enforcement of the state’s Proposition 12 animal-welfare law until July 2023, pending the outcome of an expected ruling by the Supreme Court in the spring.
On the Side
Restaurant Dive 12/7
Pret A Manger has partnered with Dallas Holdings to build a network of restaurants across Southern California and a unit in the New York City neighborhood of Hudson Yards, the company announced Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times 12/6
Welcome to the 10th annual L.A. Times guide that attempts to answer a delicious, impossible question: What are the 101 restaurants that best embody excellence and convey the essence of our food culture?