Because of spam, I personally moderate all comments left on my blog. However, because of health issues, I will not be able to do so in the future.

If you have a personal question about LI or any related topic you can send me an email at I will try to respond.

Otherwise, this blog is now a legacy site, meaning that I am not updating it any longer. The basic information about LI is still sound. However, product information and weblinks may be out of date.

In addition, my old website, Planet Lactose, has been taken down because of the age of the information. Unfortunately, that means links to the site on this blog will no longer work.

For quick offline reference, you can purchase Planet Lactose: The Best of the Blog as an ebook on or Almost 100,000 words on LI, allergies, milk products, milk-free products, and the genetics of intolerance, along with large helpings of the weirdness that is the Net.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Welcoming Guests With Food Allergies

Earlier this year I posted about a Canadian program, the Food Allergy Management Manual for Restaurants and Food Services, and said that I hoped other restaurant associations would do something similar.

They have. FAAN (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) has put out an updated and revised Welcoming Guests With Food Allergies.

According to the press release:

this comprehensive program is an updated and revised version of an earlier training program published by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). This 60-page guide includes case studies, best practices, up-to-date research, food labeling information, and practical strategies for avoiding cross-contact, as well as suggested procedures for keeping guests safe and steps to prepare for an allergic emergency. Restaurants can use this guide as a basis for their food allergy management programs.


A training video for restaurant and food service staff is also available for purchase in English and Spanish.

UPDATE: The page to go to on the FAAN site to download a copy is Welcoming Guests With Food Allergies.

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1 comment:

heatherc11 said...

Hi! Cool Blog!
I wanted to let you know that I have started a website, where all of the recipes are dairy free. I did it because my 19 month old son is allergic to soy, peanuts, eggs, wheat and dairy, but most of my recipes are Kosher and could also be made Vegan.