I’ve been meaning to reblog this for a a few days, but it’s been a hell of a week. I haven’t posted any food allergy propaganda in a while, so I figured it may be time.
Check out this article from AllergyEats: An interview with Julia Bradsher, CEO of FAAN
An excerpt that got me a little excited:
Restaurant legislation is starting to get introduced in other states, too.
In Pennsylvania, House Bill 45 would require training programs designed to prepare candidates for certification exams to include training on food allergies, including a video and written materials.
Legislation in PA? I need to do a little more research and some letter-writing.
While I generally would like to see a consumer-driven allergy-friendly service movement because I feel the “want to” motivation is better than the “have to” motivation, I don’t see legislation like this as a bad thing at all. More education, information, and training on food allergies can only help everyone involved… and hopefully over time help food allergy issues to be taken more seriously than they currently are.
While you’re over checking out the AllergyEats site, don’t forget they’re giving away free T-shirts!