Eating Out at Restaurants when you have Anaphylaxis Food Allergies
The law that went into effect this year to make manufactures list all known allergen sources in a product has been extremely helpful when shopping at the store. However, if you are away from home and have to eat out it can be extremely difficult. I am proposing that legislation be put into place to make all restaurants have an ingredient statement on every item on their menu for all known allergen sources. Such as the following contains: Milk protein, egg protein, peanut protein, soybean protein, wheat protein, shellfish protein, and corn protein, etc.
Example: Dairy Queen Blizzard- Contains MILK, and trace amounts of PEANUTS.
I have found that most of the world is not allergy friendly. However, with the number of food allergies on the rise, we need to make all of the ingredient information as assessable as possible to the public. Therefore, when you have no choice but to eat out, that you can make an informed decision on what you can and can not eat. I have contacted Senator Jim Cooper from the state of Tennessee about drafting this bill. If you are interested in this bill being passed, please contact your local Senator from your own state and ask them to contact Senator Jim Cooper with the state of Tennessee. Ask your local Senator to please sign on to this bill and to support it!
[This message has been edited by Laura Duke (edited March 01, 2006).]