Advocacy >> Restaurant Advocacy
Our goal is to raise awareness of food allergies within our local restaurants, food service establishments, and with food allergic individuals in our community, in order to create a more safe & comfortable environment for food allergic families to dine.
Facts and Statistics
Dining Away From Home
Food Allergy Facts and Statistics Resources (FAAN)
A number of reactions & fatalities have occurred because restaurant wait staff did not take the food allergy questions seriously or did not know how to answer the diner's questions. Cross-contact in the kitchen, hidden ingredients, or unexpected use of common allergens during food preparation also have caused a number of allergic reactions for unsuspecting individuals. (FAAN)
The following downloadable resources introduce employees to food allergies and explains the risks associated with the preparation of an allergen-free meals and the dangers of cross-contamination.
Take Action to Prevent an Allergic Reaction
Handouts for restaurants - 6 week training for staff:
Common Allergens Poster for Restaurants:
Know the most common food allergens:
Avoiding cross contact:
Symptoms of an allergic reaction:
Communicating with the customer:
When mistakes happen: