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Allergy Awareness Requirements

The Act Relative to Food Allergy Awareness in Restaurants (FAAA) was signed into law by Governor Patrick in January 2009. The purpose of the Act is to minimize risk of illness and death due to accidental ingestion of food allergens by increasing restaurant industry and consumer awareness of regulations and best practices with respect to major food allergens.

    • A poster shall be prominently placed in employee work areas regarding:
    • Notice shall be placed on menus and menu boards which reads “before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy” (language must not be altered). To help with the training component of the new law, FAAN has updated its How to Read a Label for Food Allergens (PDF).
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