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Food Rules: The Legalities of Feeding Everyone

Tracy Stuckrath  (President & Founder, thrive! meetings & events)

Location: 255

Date: Wednesday, May 4

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary, CS-Health & Safety

Associations & Accreditations: CMP, CSEP

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Certified Special Events Professional

Every good catering professional knows to plan around food allergies and other dietary restrictions. It's good business, but it is also the law.

Would you consider eating, drinking, and breathing as fundamental requirements for life — major life activities? Well, yeah. We all must eat and drink to survive.

It makes sense then that the Americans with Disabilities Act considers them as major life activities and views people who must eat a specific way / avoid eating specific foods because they have a life-threatening food allergy, celiac disease, and/or diabetes, as persons with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else to eat at an event.

Add to that the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act, state food allergy regulations, FASTER Act and stock epinephrine recommendations.

In this session, we will address questions such as: To whom do I owe a legal duty of care? Am I meeting it? What is the risk for failing to do so? We will also look at the benefits and opportunities that come with not only following the law, but knowing how to feed guests with food allergies and other dietary needs.