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Mass. expected to revive allergies bill

BOSTON Massachusetts lawmakers are expected to reconsider a measure that would oblige restaurateurs across the state to address customers' food allergies.

Abill sponsored by Sen. Cynthia Creem of Newtown would require allergy training for restaurant employees and a notification on all menus alerting customers to their obligation to notify servers of any food allergies. The bill also would require restaurants to display a poster illustrating the most common kinds of food allergies.

The measure, which was passed by the state Senate last year but not voted on by the House, was introduced earlier by Creem. Celebrity chef Ming Tsai, who owns and operates Blue Ginger in Wellesley, supports the bill, while the Massachusetts Restaurant Association opposes it.

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