Good intentions trumped by reality. Here's a good summary of the bad results of good intentions re: the California legislation requiring food handlers to wear gloves. Choice quotes:
"There was not a specific incident that led to the new rules."
"Oh the good intentions were there, all right. But nobody with any real experience in the real world of restaurant and bar operations was consulted."
"Holy smoke! Fifty thousand plastic gloves a year going into landfills, just for bagels and just at one establishment. Who could have predicted that "
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