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Assembly Supports Crucial Food Safety Measure to Keep Families Safe

Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded the California Assembly for supporting AB 1360 (Ting), which establishes basic safety standards for grocery delivery services, consistent with safety requirements imposed on brick and mortar grocery stores.

“UFCW members are encouraged to see the California Assembly stand up for public health by ensuring common sense safety standards are put in place to keep our families’ food safe,” said DeAndre Williams, an employee at Ralphs and member of UFCW Local 770. “Online grocery shopping customers have been exposed to spoiled and rotten food and received damaged containers, potentially exposing their families to food-borne illnesses.  Safety must be a priority as online deliveries can take an hour or more to go from safety-regulated store environment to consumers’ doorsteps. We look forward to helping move this legislation to the Senate to ensure food delivery platform consumers have the same protections that protect their health when they buy food at the grocery store or a restaurant.”

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May 23, 2019

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