Calif. governor signs legislation for workers handling food

Calif. governor signs legislation for workers handling food

Law requires employees to receive food-safety training to earn a "food handler card"

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that requires all restaurant and retail workers involved in food preparation, service or storage to receive food-safety training to earn a “food handler card.”

The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Pacoima, had the support of the California Restaurant Association and health officials who argued in favor of statewide standards, rather than dealing with a patchwork of varying rules by county

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