Food Allergen Poster Requirement

Per Public Health Act 23-115, the Connecticut Department of Public Health has developed an informational poster regarding food allergies for display in class 2, class 3 and class 4 food establishments, as defined in section 19a-36g of the general statutes.
The poster includes information on:
  • The most common allergy-causing foods
  • The actions a server should take when a customer notifies the server that the customer has a food allergy
  • The ways in which kitchen staff and servers can prevent cross contact of foods
  • The need to contact the 911 emergency telecommunications number if a customer has an allergic reaction while on the premises of such food establishment
By March 1, 2024 each class 2, 3, and 4 food establishment is required to have the developed poster displayed in a clear and conspicuous manner in its kitchen or designated staff area.
Certified food protection managers shall ensure that each employee of the food establishment has viewed the poster and require each employee to confirm in writing that the employee has familiarized themselves with the information displayed in the poster.
By January 1, 2025 each class 2, 3, and 4 food establishment is required to post in a clear and conspicuous manner on menus and menu boards a request for customers to notify their server, prior to placing an order, or any food allergies.
Below are the posters in English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Haitian Creole, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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