Archive for June, 2013


After many years of debate, the Wisconsin legislature and food safety regulatory bodies have come to an agreement and will be adopting the FDA 2009 Food Code in July.  The new code takes effect in September. One of the bigger updates require the "Person in Charge" at a restaurant (and their staff) to have a greater knowledge and training on allergens and the effects they have.  In order to help my clients address this and do some training, I've created the following informational fact sheet.   Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by the body’s immune system. A food allergy occurs when the immune system responds to a harmless food as if it were a threat. Each year, approximately 12 million Americans have allergic reactions to food, 3 million of them are children.  Food allergies occur most often in infants and children, it they can appear at any age and be caused by foods that have been eaten for years without a problem There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of the food(s) that causes these symptoms should be observed by the allergic person.  Knowledge of ...