PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) - Tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders have food allergies.
One of these people, 17-year-old Danielle Mongeau, is making a push so food allergy sufferers feel safer dining in the ocean state.
The teen testified in front of a Senate Committee Wednesday that she and her sister have suffered with tree nut allergies their whole lives.
Mongeau says every time she goes to a restaurant it's an ordeal to make sure she can eat safely.
State Senator Louis DiPalma introduced legislation that will require restaurants to post signs with warnings and instructions about food allergies. One employee in the establishment will also undergo food allergy training.
Senator DiPalma says a similar version of the bill has already passed in Massachusetts.
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