Miller Sponsors Legislation to Require Food Allergy Signs at Parks, Playgrounds and Recreation Centers

A Statement from Assemblywoman Melissa Miller (R,C,Ref-Atlantic Beach) on Bill A.8761
December 13, 2017

“It is important for people to understand that having a food allergy doesn’t mean a reaction will only occur when an individual ingests what they are allergic to, it can also occur through exposure in the air or contamination on a surface. I have sponsored bill A.8761, which will require food allergy signage to be placed at parks, recreation centers and playgrounds, to remind the public of the severity of food allergies. A child who ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before using playground equipment without washing their hands puts a child with a severe peanut allergy at risk. While we can’t prevent every reaction from occurring we can become more conscious of what we can do to help reduce the risks.”