This resource guide was developed by a consortium of stakeholders brought together by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). The resource guide is designed to help restaurant, grocery store, food service, and other retail food operators find information to implement controls to prevent food allergy reactions in their customers.
What is a food allergy?
How many people have food allergies?
According to _________ , __________ Americans have food allergies
What responsibilities do my customers with food allergens have?
Customers with food allergies have a responsibility to notify servers of their food allergy before placing an order. In order to facilitate this notice, many retailers have found it helpful to place reminder statements on signs and/or menus. Examples of such reminder statements include: