Calif. food handler card regs set to kick in

California’s food handler card mandate goes into effect Friday even though legislation that would clarify the law’s requirements is still pending.

Under Senate Bill 602 adopted last year, all restaurant and retail workers involved in food preparation, service or storage must pass a food-safety test to earn a food handlers card.

That includes most restaurant workers, such as cooks, wait staff, bussers, bartenders, host/hostesses, beverage pourers and chefs as well as

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