Starbucks employees are outraged with a new company policy instructing them to leave rings, watches, and bracelets with stones at home. The new ruling includes wedding rings, engagement rings, promise rings and other sentimental jewelry with stones. Starbucks made the decision to prevent endangering their customers if a stone fell into a cup of coffee and was swallowed. Starbucks points out this was not a policy they dreamed up in their executive offices, but instead is the result of a new mandate listed in the FDA’s updated food safety guidelines.
Employees are quick to point out that their jewelry has never caused a problem before. Employees have begun circulating a petition asking for a reversal of the decision, but unless the FDA changes their guidelines it may be a long wait.
Via KOMO News