Food Allergy Prevention

Four Tips to Prevent Allergen Cross-Contact in Restaurants

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Over 15 million Americans are currently living with food allergies. When you have a guest with a food allergy, it is important that you take the necessary steps to provide them with a safe dining experience as even the slightest amount of cross-contact can result in a potentially fatal allergic reaction. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), cross-contact occurs “when an allergen is unintentionally transferred from one food to another.” A common example of cross-contact is dipping knife that was used to spread peanut butter into the jar of jelly.

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