I just noticed online in the Beacon Hill Roll Call for January 12 - 16 on the Pembroke Express website that Governor Deval Patrick just signed bill S2701. Here is the summary:
"• FOOD ALLERGIES AND RESTAURANTS (S 2701) — Requires all restaurants to prominently display a poster about food allergy awareness in the staff area and to include on all menus a notice of the customer’s obligation to inform the server about any food allergies. Another provision requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) to develop a voluntary program that allows restaurants to be designated as "Food Allergy Friendly" by the DPH and be listed on the agency's website. The guidelines that restaurants would have to meet for the designation would be developed by the DPH and would include a requirement that a restaurant maintain on the premises a master list of all the ingredients used in the preparation of each food item on the menu."