Los Angeles will make diners ask for ketchup to go with their fries, in the name of fighting climate change
Nov 17, 2021
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Los Angeles officials will look to respond to climate change with big changes in a little package by banning the distribution of ketchup packets at restaurants – unless customers first ask for one.
The new ordinance will forbid restaurants with 26 or more employees from handing out ketchup and mustard packets without customers requesting them. The ordinance will apply to all restaurants by April 2022.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a similar ordinance in October that will go into effect by June 2022 at the latest. The state law expands an existing law prohibiting the distribution of plastic straws to apply to any single-use food accessory.