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FTC plans to crack down on delivery companies' labor practices

The agency said it would act to protect gig workers for services like DoorDash and Uber, including investigating wage fixing and other illegal practices.

Food

A decade later, progress to stop the use of gestation crates remains slow

In 2012, McDonald’s and other restaurant companies committed to sourcing pork only from pigs raised in open housing by 2022. The deadline is here, but can they meet it?

Delivery-focused kitchens are encountering roadblocks in some places and cooperation in others as cities try to manage their impact on the community.

The FDA, however, says third-party online platforms like DoorDash and Grubhub aren't required to comply, though it encourages them to do so.

Chain restaurants now have the leeway to change their takeout and delivery menus without updating nutritional disclosures accordingly.

The industry is producing more high-quality beef than ever before, with more than 80% of beef grading the highest available USDA quality grades .

The move effectively reverses a June ballot initiative.

A quick check of restaurant companies based in the state shows most would be out of compliance by the end of 2021 unless they make additional appointments.

Recent rulings clarify when restaurants are obliged to pay employees for ancillary activities.

Critics say the measure would still have a negative effect on area jobs.

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