Gluten Free Postings - Page 13
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Food Allergy Awareness Act
On January 2009, Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed into law the Food Allergy Awareness Act. The Act requires that certain food establishments comply with regulations developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The purpose of the Act was to educate the food service community on some food allergies that consumers may have.
The act went into law on October 1, 2010. All food establishments that cook, prepare, or serve food intended for immediate consumption either on or off the premises must be fully compliant.
Food Allergy Awareness Poster
Every food establishment in Massachusetts is required by law to display a food allergy awareness poster in the staff area. In addition, they are required to include a notice on menus that reads ?Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.? ( Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 140, Section 6B )
Video Training for Certification
The law also requires that a person in charge has food allergy training for certified food protection managers. The training is done via video in collaboration with FAAN Ambassador Who Cares Ming Tsai. The four-part video is available on YouTube.
Food Allergy Friendly Restaurants
The law requires that the Massachusetts department of Public Health designated a program for restaurants to be classified as ''Food Allergy Friendly'' and maintain a listing of restaurants receiving that designation on its website. I checked their site and wasn?t able to find any ?Food Allergy Friendly? list.
The law does not require that the food establishment has allergy friendly food, just that they are aware of the issues that people have with food allergies.
Failure to have the Food Allergy poster posted, menu notice or proof of training would be a critical health item on the health inspection report requiring corrective action within 10 days.
If you or anyone in your party has any food allergy, it?s a good idea to view the poster and watch the video. This will help you have an understanding of what information is available at the food establishment. (or at least what people should know.)
Dulce D Leche
Recently we went to Dulce D Leche Gelato Cafe in support of a fundraiser by the Saint Bridget School. The cafe was giving the school a percentage of sales for those that brought in a promotional brochure.
Framingham newest premium cafe is the place to go to get a nice cup of coffee and some delicious gelato ice cream.
Dulce D Leche Gelato Cafe open for business on June 5, 2016 at 5 Edgell Road in Framingham. The location is commonly known as One Framingham Centre.
They are a full-service coffee shop with hot chocolate, pastries, and Argentinian Gelato Italian-style ice cream.
Argentianian Gelato ice cream is a bit different than standard ice cream you get at a roadside farm stand. It's creamier and smooth. If you like soft serve ice cream, you'll enjoy Argentinian Gelato ice cream.
Dulce D Leche has a lot of unique flavors to pick from. If you're unsure of how something would taste, they are happy to give you a small spoon sample.
I liked the Dulce de Leche flavor with chocolate chip. It's a good flavor to start with.
Seating area was quiet and clean. There is free wifi available, for those that want to browse the Internet while enjoying their coffee.
Gluten Free Offering
When we informed the staff of my daughter's need to eat gluten free they were accommodating. The server pointed out each ice cream that did contain gluten. Lucky for us, there were lots of ice cream for my daughter to select from.
She was happy to have the milk chocolate. I think that she wanted to try the brownie chocolate, but she knew that it contained gluten.
I noticed that they had a scoop in each flavor. So there was no chance that flavors could mix up.
Take home or Eat in?
We took a couple of pints home with us. The good thing is that they make the pint for you. These aren't prepacked containers - you can watch them pack it up for you. (They do stuff it all the way to the top!)
The ice cream is better soft than hard. So if you're going to have it in your freezer, keep it out for a bit before scooping so that it can soften.
Its worth going and treating yourself to an afternoon ice cream treat.
An International House of Pancakes is being built in the parking lot near Dulce D Leche. I would suspect that the Framingham Centre will be a busy place with the addition to the iHop.