Restaurants and schools are being sued
Restaurants and schools and other places that serve food could be increasingly vulnerable to lawsuits.
People with severe food allergies could be classified disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Charles Clark is the chef-owner of Ibiza Food and Wine Bar on Louisiana street in Houston.
He told KTRH News it could open up a big can of worms because it's so difficult to trace the meal that affected the customer. Clark added he does everything possible to make sure options are available to his customers and that people with food allergies are accomodated.
The added exposure to lawsuits stems from a settlement in a case over a lack of gluten free foods available to students at a Massachusetts university.
It could serve as precendent for people with allergies or conditions should businesses fail to honor their requests.