legislation and regulation


Berkeley makes last-ditch effort to outlaw gas kitchen equipment

The California city has petitioned a federal court to have more judges consider a ban that three justices have already ruled against.


CDC traces 40% of foodborne-illness outbreaks to infected employees

This finding is likely to foster efforts to mandate paid sick leave.

Also in this week’s legislative update: A bill aims to expand summer meal access in rural areas, and Ohio and Louisiana consider eliminating the reduced-price meal category.

Also in this week’s legislative update: Rhode Island’s Senate passes two universal free meals bills.

They say a new decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is certain to increase growers' costs while cutting into supplies.

Also in this week’s legislative update: Georgia gives cafeteria staff a pay raise, and senators in Vermont say yes to universal free meals.

Also in this week’s legislative update: A handful of states introduce universal free meals bills, and a new Oklahoma law will allow schools to donate leftover food.

The School Meals During School Closures Act would enable waivers allowing free and reduced-price meals to be served during strikes, inclement weather and more.

A federal court ruled that the prohibition violated federal energy regulations.

Also in this week’s legislation update: North Carolina debuts two bills related to school nutrition, and Massachusetts funds universal free meals through the end of the school year.

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