I have good news to share. On June 21, the NY Assembly passed a bill that will require food service establishments to have present a person trained and certified in safe and proper handling of foods. Among the topics that must be covered in the training is food allergies. You can view this bill by visiting [url="http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A07129."]http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A07129.[/url]
The Senate Rules Committee is now considering the Senate version of the bill, which can be viewed at [url="http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg?bn=S02053."]http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg?bn=S02053.[/url] The members of the Rules Committee are as follows: Bruno (Chair) Marchi (Cosponsor) Johnson Padavan (Cosponsor) Volker Skelos Farley LaValle Spano Trunzo Mendez Hoffman Seward Paterson Schneiderman Stachowski Smith, A. Montgomery Krueger Sabini Duane
If any of you live in a district represented by one of these committee members, I ask that you write or pay him or her a visit to express your support for this bill. Even if your Senator is not on the committee, it would be great if you could start sending your letters now, in case the bill moves to the Senate floor when the senators get back from their break.
I have asked CSPI, FAAN and FAI to help us lobby this bill. While I have no illusions that the bill will make it completely safe for our families to eat out, it sure would be a vast improvement over what we have now.
[This message has been edited by Colleen's Mom (edited August 12, 2004).]
On Aug 13, 2004
Bravo! Please do keep us informed...
On Sep 10, 2004
Thanks for the update Colleen. Where in NY is this bill at? Is it in the city or in Long Island?
On Sep 15, 2004
If the bill is passed, it would require safety training for all food service establishments located in New York State.