Two new laws take effect today (7/1) which aim to keep Virginia on the cutting edge of changing trends in the food industry.
One bill patroned by Democratic Delegate Mark Keam of Fairfax would require every restaurant in the state to have someone on staff who is an expert on food allergies.
Keam says the bill came from a 13-year-old constituent named Claire Troy, who has food allergies. He likes to tell her story.
Restaurant workers can take advantage of existing food allergy training programs to meet state and federal standards.