TV news story on Food Allergies and Restaurants

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 6:59am
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I am working on a story about a proposed bill in Massachusetts that would require better labeling for patrons. It would also require better training for workers in terms of food handling and the potential for cross contamination. I am looking to talk to someone around here who might have had an issue with a restaurant. thanks. Bob Dumas

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 10:52am
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NJ has a great restaurant bill that sounds similar to what you're talking about.
I think the campaign was called Ask Before You Eat.
I have noticed a big change in the treatment and knowledge of fa awareness in NJ restaurants.

Posted on: Tue, 01/22/2008 - 4:09am
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I live in Massachusetts and have not heard of this bill. This would be fantastic news for us! My son has nut and egg allergies and we only feel comfortable at a select few restaurants, the anxiety level is to high at a place that is new. It sounds like you are looking for someone with a specific issue/restaurant and I don't really have that, but I will be looking forward to this story.
Although I did walk into Longhorn steakhouse the other night-without my son- and they had big bowls of peanuts on the bar tables, not sure about regular tables and I definately think a little sign upon entering the restaurant would be very helpful for people in my situation. I would have been upset if my son was with me. As it was when I left I scuffed my shoes on the ground outside- sounds crazy, but I didn't want any peanut shells getting into my car or home!

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