Celiac.com 03/19/2019 - For anyone with food allergies, finding safe, reliable allergen-free food is not just important, it’s critical. That’s especially true when eating out.
According to Food Allergy Research & Education, researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including nearly six million children and teens. On average, food allergies send an American to the emergency room every three minutes. Now, a tiny company in Nashville, Tennessee is creating a certification process in an effort to promote celiac disease awareness and to provide a list of safe local restaurants for people who can’t eat gluten, or who have other food sensitivities.
With the recent addition of BurgerUp Cool Springs, Allergy-Friendly.org has certified three restaurants in the Nashville area. The other two are Sunflower Cafe and Mangia Nashville.
Though the company currently has no medical professionals associated with the certification process, it is in the process of forming a board, which will include medical professionals. The company plans to expand beyond Nashville.
Find out more at Allergy-Friendly.org