New Jersey State Assembly passes ban on canned bread and garlic bread
New Jersey’s Assembly on Monday passed a ban on foods containing garlic and bread.
The ban was one of several measures pushed by the Garden State Assembly in a legislative session that ended Tuesday, a day after Gov.
Chris Christie was ousted from office.
Christie was forced to resign after an investigation found he was under investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office for the misuse of his office’s resources.
Christie’s supporters claimed that the investigation was a political vendetta by New Jersey Democrats.
But New Jersey Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Union) said the Assembly’s move was designed to force New Jersey to follow suit.
“We’re just trying to protect the taxpayers from this,” Prieto told reporters.
“And that’s not a political agenda.”
The Assembly voted to prohibit the use of canned breads and other foods containing the garlic or bread mold ingredient, while the Assembly approved a bill banning garlic and other breads containing garlic.
A ban on garlic bread and other baked goods will go into effect in 2019, while garlic breads from any supplier will remain exempt.
Christie was replaced by Republican Assemblyman Joe Torsella (R-Ocean) on Friday following an investigation that found he failed to properly maintain his office and that he used taxpayer money to pay his family members. “
It’s important that New Jersey continues to lead the nation in banning the sale of garlic and related products.”
Christie was replaced by Republican Assemblyman Joe Torsella (R-Ocean) on Friday following an investigation that found he failed to properly maintain his office and that he used taxpayer money to pay his family members.
Christie and Torsellas opponents also argued that the governor had violated the state’s charter.
The Garden State has long been one of the most conservative states in the country, with New Jersey becoming the first state to pass a ban against all food containing garlic, including breads, pasta, and other products.