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7.16.2008

Food Allergy Death at Ruby Tuesday

Here are some links to news coverage about the man with a shellfish allergy who died of anaphylaxis after eating crab at a Ruby Tuesday in Lovejoy, GA earlier this month.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: http://www.ajc.com/search/content/metro/stories/2008/07/07/shellfish_0708.html

FOX News: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,378064,00.html

BlogBreak: http://www.ajc.com/ajcjobs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/
jobsblog/entries/2008/07/10/mistakes_on_the_job_who_should.html

Ruby Tuesday does provide information on gluten-free, dairy-free and peanut-free menu items in the FAQ section on its Contact Us page. No information is available for other common allergens.

Editor's Note: Nowhere in any of this coverage do I see a mention that the man made it very clear to the server that he had a shellfish allergy. Don't forget, your life is in your hands... if you have a severe food allergy make sure anyone who has anything to do with what you're about to eat knows it. When eating at restaurant clearly explain your allergy to your server- and the manager if necessary.

1 comment:

jhonny said...

Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by your body's immune system. A food allergy occurs when the body's immune system reacts to otherwise harmless substances in certain food.

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