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Nearly half of reported fatal food allergy reactions over a 13-year period were caused by food from a restaurant or other food service establishment.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Environmental Health Specialists Network conducted an interview with restaurants.

They found that most of the 278 restaurants they interviewed did not follow practices that minimize cross-contact or accidental ingestion of food allergens.

It’s shocking how many food service professionals do not know the difference between cross-contamination and cross-contact.