NJ Bill requiring nut warnings in restaurants

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Jul 2, 2004 3:11 pm US/Eastern
(1010 WINS) (TRENTON) A law requiring restaurants to post warning signs that peanut products may been in food is working its way through the Legislature.

The law would fine restaurants up to 250 dollars if they fail to comply.

The bill would also launch an "Ask Before You Eat" information campaign that would include brochures about food allergies.

The measure was inspired in part by the grandson of Senator Joseph Coniglio, who has a nut allergy.

The Bergen County lawmaker said the measure would help prevent accidental exposure.

Some restaurants are balking, saying that posting a sign is meaningless unless waitstaff and managers understand the dangers of food allergies.

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