Local Political Support for State Food Allergy Policies

Florida State Senator Aaron Bean of Jacksonville supported Florida’s recently-passed law, Emergency Allergy Treatment Act. The law allows such places as restaurants, camps, and amusement parks to store epinephrine (life-saving emergency medicine for allergic reactions) and use it on individuals experiencing an allergic reaction. Allergic Living called the legislation the most “expansive” stock epi law in the country.

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We had the opportunity to meet Senator Bean today to thank him for his support of the food allergy community and learn more about the ways the Florida Department of Health is beginning to draft rules on the specifics of the law, such as how to train employees on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors. More news to come on this topic as we learn how the food allergy community in Florida can advocate for our favorite places to implement the law.

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