CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2011 |
July 1 marked the start of a number of new state and local laws, many of which are aimed at improving safety. Plastic bag ban Large supermarkets and pharmacies in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County may no longer offer plastic bags for carryout, except for fruit, vegetables and raw meat. Paper bags will cost 10 cents each. Restaurant employee tests Current restaurant employees must pass a food-handling course. Those hired after July 1 have 30 days to take the course, available online or in a classroom.