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SB 812, the “Sergio Lopez Food Allergy Awareness Act,” includes requirements for food service employees and managers to be more aware of food allergies and to know how to mitigate and respond to potential allergic reactions.

  • Every food service establishment must post a food allergy awareness poster in an area of the establishment that is regularly accessible to the establishment’s food service employees.
    • The poster must include information about:
      • Risks of an allergic reaction to a food allergen
      • Symptoms of an allergic reaction
      • A list of major food allergens, as determined by the FDA, and
      • Appropriate responses for assisting an individual who is having an allergic reaction
    • The Sample Poster is now available at the following links:
    • Food establishments must comply by September 1, 2024.