The Edison township council is considering an ordinance that would require restaurants and caterers to identify certain food allergens on their menus. You can read more about the ordinance here.
The ordinance, which would require all foodservice operators to label every menu item for 10 allergens, will be heard on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM during the Edison Council Meeting at the municipal complex located on the second floor (100 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ).
This ordinance pertains to any menu item (food or beverage) that contains: shellfish, fish, wheat, MSG, sulfites, eggs, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, and/or soy. This mandate would also require that establishments that do not currently have menus at all begin offering them with compliant labeling. If you are found not to be in compliance, you will face significant penalties and fines.
If this ordinance were to pass, it would be the strictest in the country. We encourage all foodservice operators to attend the council meeting on Wednesday to discuss your concerns.
We also encourage you to contact the members of council and the mayor. (Contact info is listed below.)
For talking points and further information, please contact NJRHA President Marilou Halvorsen at 609.599.3316.