California restaurants to use latex-free gloves
SB 677 Retail Food Safety: Nonlatex Gloves was introduced by state Sen. Ben Allen, passed through the Legislature, and was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 5. Local District 3 state Sen. Bill Dodd served as a co-sponsor of the bill. Latex-free gloves such as nitrile, vinyl or polyethylene will be allowed. The law will go into effect on Jan. 1.