No Peanuts, No Problem

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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A little over 1 percent of Americans have peanut allergies. This may not sound like a significant number, but for those million-plus people with allergies, it can be a very big deal. For some, even a little exposure can produce serious consequences that could result in hospitalization, or far worse. Rather than take a chance, many institutions have opted to go peanut-free. Most school systems have a policy regarding allergies, ranging from being completely peanut-free, as is the case in most pre-K and daycare centers, to having a peanut-free table in the school cafeteria.