The rule applies to bartenders, who are now supposed to wear gloves to put limes in the mojitos and cherries in the Manhattans — even to scoop ice into a glass...More at the link. Not discussed there is that some studies have shown scooped ice can harbor fecal coliforms, as do lemons and limes.
California Assemblyman Richard Pan, a Democrat who heads the committee that introduced the glove rule, says the law is not that onerous.
For starters, Pan says the law was written after conversations between lawmakers, health officials and some of the establishments that would have to abide by the rule...
Pan says regulators are still figuring out how they'll enforce the law. For the first six months, no one will be punished for not wearing gloves. They'll just get warnings.
27 January 2014
Should bartenders be required to wear gloves?
As reported on NPR's The Salt: