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Chicago Tonight on Allergen Awareness, IRA Wants Higher Training Standards

Wednesday, May 3, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Quinn
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Chicago Tonight on WTTW covered the proposal in Springfield that would require restaurants to have managers undergo accredited food allergen awareness and safety training within 30 days of being hired (recertification would be required every three years). Restaurants would also be required to have at least one manager who’s received that training on site at all times while the restaurant is open.

IRA President & CEO Sam Toia acknowledged that allergen awareness in restaurants is a significant issue right now, and affirmed the IRA's support of higher training standards in restaurants in Illinois. IRA Member Carlyn Berghoff of Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group shared her personal story of her daughter living with celiac disease, and how she instituted allergen awareness training programs at all her locations.

Click here to read more at Chicago Tonight.


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