Latest Food services regulation News

Faidley Seafood advocates restaurant relief in Washington

Oct. 02, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — More than 100 years after her great-grandfather first opened his seafood stall in Baltimore’s Lexington Market, Faidley Seafood owner Damye Hahn and her son, Will, drove to Washington to help ensure the family business lasts for generations more. ...

Sri Lanka lifts 6-week virus lockdown amid economic worries

Oct. 01, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka lifted a six-week lockdown Friday as COVID-19 cases and deaths decline but will restrict people's movement for work and obtaining essentials only — which are running short in the island country amid economic worries. The lockdown...

Ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect on Friday

Sep. 30, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A ban on single-use plastic bags that was originally scheduled to begin on the first of this year will go into effect Friday across Washington state. The ban applies to single-use plastic carry-out bags by restaurants, retail stories, small...

Dobbs: Funding for medical marijuana regulation is a concern

Sep. 28, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi state health officer said Tuesday that he’s concerned about how the Health Department would receive money for its part in licensing and regulating a proposed medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some regulatory...

Alberta leader apologizes, imposes restrictions and passport

Sep. 16, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of the Canadian province of Alberta apologized Wednesday for his handling of the pandemic and said he is reluctantly introducing a vaccine passport and imposing a mandatory work-from-home order two months after lifting nearly all restrictions. ...

Former South Dakota House majority leader dies

Sep. 15, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former South Dakota lawmaker who helped ban smoking in bars and restaurants and served as House majority leader died this week. Bob Faehn, who was 63, died from cancer on Monday, according to his family. Gov. Kristi Noem ordered that flags be...

DoorDash sues New York City over rights to customer data

Sep. 15, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

DoorDash is suing New York City over a new law that requires delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants. The lawsuit filed Wednesday is the latest in a string of legal tussles between delivery companies and local governments, reflecting unease over the...

South Africa events industry gets boost with regulation ease

Sep. 13, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The hospitality and events industry in South Africa has received a major boost with the government easing tough COVID-19 regulations that have since June prevented it from accommodating more than 50 people in restaurants and public events. South...

More than 2,000 state restaurants awaiting federal help

Aug. 24, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 2,066 Connecticut restauranteurs are “stuck in limbo," waiting to see if there are going to be enough federal COVID-19 assistance funds to cover applications totaling more than $489 million, the state's restaurant association said Tuesday. ...

French will need health pass by Monday after court approval

Aug. 05, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French constitutional court on Thursday validated most aspects of a new law that, starting next week, requires people to carry a special COVID-19 health pass to access cafes, restaurants, long-distance travel and, in some cases, hospitals. But it struck down several measures...