FARE Launches Dining with Allergies Website
April 2014 – The national association FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) has launched an allergy-friendly dining program and website, which features customizable chef cards and “find a restaurant” feature.
Called SafeFARE – www.safefare.org – the program is designed to help people with food allergies have a safer and more enjoyable time when dining out.
“To qualify for inclusion in the searchable database, restaurants must have at least one staff member who has completed either the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Allergens Online Course or MenuTrinfo’s AllerTrain course,” said FARE spokesperson Veronica LaFemina. Restaurants are required to update their listings every year.
FARE is also teaming up with AllergyEats, the online restaurant guide, to provide users on both sites with information about restaurants that have made the commitment to have staff trained in food allergy protocols.
SafeFARE includes an online resource center and public service announcement (PSA) featuring celebrity chefs Bryan Voltaggio and Mike Isabella. See it here.
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