I feel a little ashamed to be asking this because I have worked in commercial kitchens for a number of years: are there any laws forbidding me from using a wood cutting board at work? I am sure this varies from state to state. I did some googling but haven't been able to find any definitive answers. After a report in 1994 the industry started to move away from wood boards. I have been told a number of times that wood boards were banned here in Oregon. I can not find any solid evidence that is true. To complicate this matter, I work in a kitchen that is not regulated by the county I live in but rather the state (or more specifically- quasi-self regulated which is a bunch of bs- but another topic altogether).
I am really tired of using the provided poly boards. They suck! I am very willing to pack a wood board into work as long as it doesn't go against any laws. I highly doubt that anyone would say a word about me doing it.