Should NYC Restaurants Have To List Allergy-Inducing Ingredients in Foods?


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So now that the soda ban has been passed, could forcing NYC restaurants to list allergy-inducing ingredients be the next source of controversy?

Councilman David Greenfield is proposing legislation that would require all restaurants and catering halls to put up posters informing customers if they use ingredients in foods that typically trigger allergic reactions.

Eight ingredients account for 90 percent of all food allergies. The ingredients are peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, milk, soy, and wheat.

However, according to CBS New York, the New York State Restaurant Association is not open to another piece of legislation.

It will take roughly six to 12 months for the food-allergy bill to go through the legislative process.


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