Prevent food allergy exposures through proper training

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Every year in the US, 200,000 people require emergency medical care because of a food allergy exposure.   Most accidental exposures could have been prevented, and were the result of foods that were mislabeled or through cross-contact with the allergen.

In Tennessee, food service workers are required by law to receive annual training, but that training doesn't include anything about how to prevent accidental exposures to food allergies.     

By adding just one phrase to the Tennessee Food Code, the state of Tennessee could ensure food service workers have the training they need to keep people with food allergies, people like me, safe in their restaurants.

Please support my petition and my effort to convince the state government to make us safe when we eat out.   As part of my Girl Scout Gold Award Project, I will advocate for this change on behalf of the 1 of 13 kids who, like me, are allergic to certain foods.   For some of these kids, this training could be the difference between life and death.  



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