Food Allergy Awareness Law

A new law taking effect on May 20th requires restaurants, grocery stores with prepared foods, and online vendors to post a notice for their employees that contains information on the processes to follow if a customer informs staff of a food allergy, how to avoid cross contact, and what to do if a customer has an allergic reaction, including a recommendation on when 911 should be called. The new law also requires a notice to be included on menus – “If you have a food allergy, please notify us.” Additional information on implementing this new law is expected to be published by the State Department of Health over the next several months.