Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » City Guides

New California Law Requires Bartenders to Wear Gloves While Making Drinks

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 16, 2014 03:11 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

Hotel minibars offer late-night snacking and boozing options for weary travelers. But the notoriously overpriced amenity might be on its way out.
Try not to be surprised if you walk into a bar in California and the bartenders are wearing gloves. Los Angeles bartenders have been told that they have to wear gloves while making drinks from now on due to a new food safety law. (Photo : Flickr)

Try not to be surprised if you walk into a bar in California and the bartenders are wearing gloves. Los Angeles bartenders have been told that they have to wear gloves while making drinks from now on due to a new food safety law.

Chefs are already required to wear gloves but now bartender have to wear them as well or they have to use other utensils and are not allowed to handle ice, fruit garnishes or anything else that goes right into drinks, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Share This Story

The new rule went into effect with the start of the new year due to the California Retail Food Code.

In addition to the bartender rule, chefs can no longer touch certain foods with their bare hands like sushi, bread, deli meat, fresh fruit and vegetables.
Some LA bartenders aren't happy with the new rule. Bartender Matthew Biancaniello said he tried using them before.

"I felt really suffocated by it," Biancaniello told the LA times. "I'm always touching any kind of herbs from my garden, touching persimmons to feel for their plumpness or softness. But the gloves thing, even when I go to buffets and see it, I flinch a little and think 'hospital."

Kitchen staff believe the new law in "ineffective and wasteful."

The law will continue to go into effect throughout the year. For now, any bartenders and food handlers that are caught not wearing gloves by the Los Angeles County Health Board will receive a warning.

The workers will eventually have to get used to wearing latex or use tongs and tweezers to help them as they work to get around the rule.

 

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Featured Video : Travel Expert Stefanie Michaels aka 'Adventure Girl' Reveals Her Favorite Fourth of July Destinations
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Road trip

How to Survive Your Next Road Trip

Here are some tips on how to have a more enjoyable road trip.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Diagio VIP Lounge

Delta Air Lines Flight Rerouted For Angry Lady Hit Accidentally in Head Due To Reclined Seat

A Delta Air Lines flight was diverted when a 52-year-old woman got mad when an older lady in front reclined her seat and accidentally hit her in the head.

Moxy Milan

Modern Moxy Hotels by Marriott Perfect For the Budget Traveler

Marriott’s Moxy Hotels were introduced today in Milan, Italy, offering a modern twist to the hospitality industry.

4 Students Killed In Ohio Plane Crash, CrashUnder Investigatin

Ohio Plane Crash: Killed 4 College Students As Plane Exploded, Crash Under Investigation

Ohio plane crash which occurred Monday killed four college students, including three members of the varsity wrestling team, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, said school officials Tuesday. The four deaths from the Ohio plane crash were confirmed by police Monday evening.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish Sting Hundreds: Jellyfish Swarm Attacks, At Least 400 Stung In Florida Beaches, Swimmers Treated

Jellyfish sting hundreds at Florida beaches over the weekend, and beach goers are growing concerned for their safety in the seas. The multiple incidents which resulted to jellyfish sting hundreds, that’s at least 400 beach goers, occurred in Volusia County, along Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach.

Damages in buildings and other properties were noted as a result of the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck northern California.

Strong Earthquake Hits the Northern Part of California

An earthquake shook the northern part of California on the early Sunday morning resulting to several damages in infrastructures and episodes of power outages.

5 Killed in New York: 3 Kids, 2 Adults Dead in Blazing Long Island Crash

5 Killed in New York: 3 Kids, 2 Adults Dead in Blazing Long Island Crash

5 killed in New York - A family of three kids and two adults died in a blazing Long Island crash Saturday night, after their car swerved off the roadway, smacked into a tree and burst into flames, officials said.

Niagara Falls

World's Largest Water Slide Stands Taller Than Niagara Falls

For everyone that has ever wanted to ride a barrel off of Niagara Falls, their opportunity has come. While you aren't in a barrel and it isn't Niagara Falls, it's the next best thing. The Schlitterbahn Kansas City Water Park has opened up a new ride that is an inch taller than the famous waterfall, so all the height with none of the law breaking.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics