How would you feel about a restaurant that provides an allergy card to
customers with food allergies? Apart from being shocked, the relief can’t be
measured when compared to the dreaded “I don’t know response” for
potential allergens in a menu item.
The importance of sharing food allergy information when ordering food at
a restaurant can’t be understated! Restaurants have a responsibility to
ensure full information on the ingredients in food they are serving. If they
don’t have that information, then the food they are offering can be a risk to
the allergic customers they are serving. In fact it becomes a danger to
those with food allergies and discourages ordering….
With the allergy card the restaurant takes responsibility to get allergy
information from customers and then advise them if the food they want to
order contains any of their identified allergens.
The allergy card below is given to customers when ordering at a restaurant.
The restaurant providing this card is P.F. Chang’s. Thank to NNMG Food
Allergic Families Forum for sharing this important information. The eating
experience could be improved and ultimately safer if more restaurants
followed the same protocol!
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