The City of Saint Paul Food Allergy Poster instructs employees of the potentially life-threatening nature of food allergies, which can be provoked through contact with many foods. The 8 most common food allergens are helpfully listed and pictured for easy identification:
- Tree Nuts
The poster instructs food workers to let guests make their own informed decisions regarding contact with potential allergens. It also advises workers to seek guidance from a chef, manager, or person in charge when informed of a guest’s food allergy in order to receive guidance on preparation procedures, ingredients, and potential cross-contact. The poster also provides information on avoiding cross-contact contamination through thorough cleaning of kitchen surfaces.
As of October 1, 2010, the City of Saint Paul Allergen Awareness Poster Ordinance (Code of Ordinances, Section 331A.12) requires this poster to be displayed for the purposes of spreading allergen awareness among restaurant workers.
The Saint Paul Food Allergy Poster must be prominently displayed in the staff area (kitchen) of every establishment holding a restaurant license under the City of Saint Paul Code of Ordinances.
Violation of this section is a “Critical violation – Major” and may result in re-inspection and immediate adverse action.