Latex Gloves Ban In California Foodservice Begins With New Year

California's ban on latex gloves in foodservice begins Jan. 1, 2020.
California's ban on latex gloves in foodservice begins Jan. 1, 2020.
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Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the state of California will have become one of several states that have banned latex gloves in restaurants and foodservice because of allergies, Nation's Restaurant News reports.

The law, which Gov. Gavin Newsom approved on Sept. 5, 2019, amends the Health and Safety Code.

As the law states, "The use of latex gloves is prohibited in food facilities and retail food establishments. Types of nonlatex gloves that may be used in a food facility or retail food establishment include, but are not limited to, nitrile, polyethylene, and vinyl."

Ohio, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Oregon and Rhode Island have also banned latex gloves in the industry, according to the article.

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