WHY DON’T FAST FOOD CHAINS DISCLOSE ALLERGEN INFORMATION ON THEIR MENUS?
The current population of the United States is roughly 330 million, according to the AAFA a little over 10% of the population has a food related allergy. Meaning that roughly 30 million Americans suffer from food related allergies with a number of those being potentially fatal.
At WAIE we are fighting to have allergen information displayed on menus at large chain restaurants, particularly at fast food restaurants where on average a third of Americans are eating at on any given day. If corporations are required to provide nutrition information for each product, why are allergens excluded?
While many major food chains do keep allergen information readily available online, it is not a very practical solution for many Americans. Individuals may not know where exactly to find the information or simply may not have the means to. By simply adding a small symbol or line of text underneath product titles similar to the way that packaged goods are required to we can ease the plight of millions of American citizens