Tag: Law

San Francisco to Ban Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles on City Property

March 6, 2014 // 2:12 pm

America’s second greenest city, San Francisco, is apparently no longer content with being number two.

Earlier this week, the city’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on an ordinance banning the sale and distribution of plastic water bottles 21 ounces or less on city property. If passed, the ban…

Obscure NY Law Says Bottomless Brunch is Illegal

February 26, 2014 // 11:55 am

In the granddaddy of buzz kills,  the New York City Hospitality Alliance highlighted a little-known law that prohibits those beloved bottomless brunches. According to their website, restaurants are banned “from selling, serving, delivering or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for…

Despite State Laws, High Levels of Carcinogens Found in Soda

January 28, 2014 // 1:06 pm

A new investigation from Consumer Report discovered that a potential carcinogen is found in Pepsi One and other sodas.  While the cancer risks of soda aren’t (sadly) news, what is shocking is that the levels of a caramel coloring found in the drinks are well above what the…

New Law Requires California Bartenders to Wear Gloves on the Job

January 16, 2014 // 12:30 pm

If appears that California’s unpopular new law requiring culinary workers to wear gloves when handling food will also apply to those behind the bar. Bartenders must now wear gloves or utensils like tweezers when touching ingredients such as herbs, olives, lemon wedges and ice cubes.

Unfortunately, as in the…

New California Health Code Requires Gloves, Bans Raw-Dog Handling of Food

January 10, 2014 // 3:55 pm

Earlier this week I was ordering at a Taco Bell drive-thru when I noticed the cashier sneezed and didn’t wash his hands before handing over my food. I took it anyway, but definitely not without wondering for a second whether or not I’d die because of it.

Thanks to…

‘Roadkill Law’ Makes Harvesting Roadkill for Dinner Legal in Montana

November 2, 2013 // 3:39 pm

A law will go into effect this month that makes it legal to harvest roadkill in Montana. The state’s legislation stems from the waste of over 7,000 animals killed by vehicles last year. Before you get too grossed out, the law focuses more on larger game such as deer…

Beer Mission: Florida Brewers Push to Legalize 64oz Growlers

April 2, 2013 // 12:42 pm

Florida’s attempt at continual crystallization of the past should easily be undone as beer enthusiasts push to allow the legal sale of 64oz beer growlers. Currently, Florida allows the sale of both 32oz and 128oz growlers, even allowing consumers to buy multiples of each. 64oz growlers, though,…