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7:44 am
Tue March 18, 2014

MD Bill To Help People With Food Allergies

State Senator Jamin Raskin (D-Montgomery County)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - County governments may soon have authority to make restaurants accommodate customers with food allergies.

A new bill would let counties require each restaurant to have a staff member trained on food allergens, ready to advise customers. The bill would also require restaurants statewide to encourage customers to notify servers about their food allergies.

The Senate passed the measure 33-14 Monday evening. A similar bill is pending in a House committee.

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