Latest Food services regulation News

Composting companies battle contamination as programs expand

Sep. 17, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Clinton Sander is done with contaminated compost. On a recent morning, he sifted through long piles of waste from Denver and Boulder at a facility in Keenesburg operated by A1 Organics, the state’s largest compost recycler. Sander, the company’s...

Restaurants move to stop new California fast food worker law

Sep. 07, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Restaurant owners moved Wednesday to at least temporarily block a nation-leading new California law giving more power to fast food workers. The owners want the state's voters to ultimately decide the law's fate. A coalition calling itself...

California governor signs landmark law for fast food workers

Sep. 05, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed a nation-leading measure giving more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite the objections of restaurant owners who warned it would drive up consumers’ costs. The landmark...

California lawmakers approve landmark fast food workers bill

Aug. 29, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday approved a nation-leading measure that would give more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, over the objections of restaurant owners who warn it would drive up consumers' costs. The bill will...

California weighs rules giving fast food workers more power

Aug. 27, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Since she came to California from Mexico 24 years ago, Maria Bernal has been supporting her family by often working two jobs at fast food restaurants. But she says she wound up living in a small Kia with her two youngest children, then ages 3 and 15, for...

Affidavit: Ex-Alabama lawmaker groped woman at restaurant

Aug. 24, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An ex-Alabama legislator who campaigned in the state for former President Donald Trump has been charged with groping a woman at a restaurant. Perry Hooper Jr., 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree sex abuse. An affidavit filed with the...

Man who fled from police shooting in Sioux Falls arrested

Aug. 11, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police have arrested a driver who fled from a fatal police shooting in Sioux Falls, officials said. Police tweeted Wednesday night that the man was arrested after a brief pursuit in a stolen vehicle. He was driving a car with three other occupants when the...

Police shooting outside Sioux Falls restaurant leaves 1 dead

Aug. 10, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers fatally shot a man who fled a traffic stop in Sioux Falls and fired a gun at a police officer and a sheriff's deputy, the city's police chief said Wednesday. Chief Jon Thum said at a briefing that law enforcement stopped a car with...

Chipotle to pay NYC workers $20M for violating labor laws

Aug. 09, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay $20 million to current and former workers at its New York City restaurants for violating city labor laws, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. According to investigators, Chipotle’s violations of the city’s Fair Workweek law...

Patrol: North Carolina man stole ambulance, led chase

Jul. 23, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man after a county ambulance running with the keys still in it was stolen from a restaurant parking lot and the driver led law enforcement on a chase, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. The Catawba County ambulance was parked...