FOOD SAFETY / FOOD ALLERGIES
According to the Food and Drug Administration, "each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions and may even be life-threatening. There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens - and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food - are important measures to prevent serious health consequences."
In partnership with attorney, Steve Adamsky, of
Mitrani, Rynor, Adamsky & Toland
, as well as industry experts, RHA has developed
a new white paper
to address Food Allergies. We have also provided a
, provided by an RHA member property.
View all of RHA's Food Safety resources
, and be sure you are following these best practices:
- Educate your entire staff regarding the importance of food handling and your allergen-prevention program.
- Publish ingredients in food and sauce items to educate customers as well as your staff.
- Create and publicize menu options for food-allergic customers only if your restaurant is able to make this commitment.
- Prepare for emergencies by training staff on how to recognize and respond to the symptoms of an allergic reaction.