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UFCW Applauds Committee Passage of Key Food Safety Bill for Growing Meal Kit Industry

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Roth 916.444.7170

Sacramento, CA – UFCW Western States Council Executive Director Jim Araby released the following statement on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s passage of AB 1461 (Thurmond):

“The Senate Appropriations Committee took a crucial step for California’s public health by passing AB 1461 to protect our families from dangerous food-borne pathogens. We applaud the committee for recognizing that meal delivery services must adhere to the basic food safety standards local grocery stores and restaurants already meet.

“California consumers are now relying on the full Senate to support AB 1461 to protect our families’ health. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council are proud to sponsor this bill to protect the health and well-being of California families. When workers are trained in food safety, we can better serve the consumers who count on us to feed their families and position workers for success in the growing food-service economy.”


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