Cheyenne, Wy – The Governors Food Safety council is recommending a ban on facial jewelry for restaurant workers who prepare food. But some restaurant owners say it is a solution without a problem. The council voted 5-3 earlier this year to recommend the ban after hearing testimony that people were finding "tongue rings in their food". But Greg Smith of Altitude Chophouse and Brewery in Laramie finds that baffling, saying that he doubts anything like that would cause a health hazard. He also does not know how such things would get into food.
That view is shared by Snake River Bar and Grill General Manager Troy Meeks who has never heard of a problem and thinks the ban sounds kind of silly. If the Food Safety Council gives final approval, the regulation would be subject to a 45 day comment period and require the Governors signature to be enacted.