If you operate a restaurant in the City that provides seating for customers, you must post information for your employees about how to protect customers from food allergies in the food they serve. You can also get information about food allergens and posting requirements.

If you operate a food establishment with no seating for customers, for example take-out only and some bakeries, you do not have to comply with this regulation.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.

The symptoms of an allergic response to a food allergen may include the following: 

  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, and tongue
  • Runny nose
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Hoarse voice
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Death

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should contact your doctor.


If you requested a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene publication over 2 weeks ago and have not received it, you can check the status. If you ordered it more recently, allow time for delivery and call back after 2 weeks if you still haven't received it.

Cancel Order

If your order has been placed, it likely already shipped. You can return unwanted copies at no cost to you by writing "Return to Sender" on the package and putting it in the mail.

Out of Stock

If the publication you are looking for is currently out of stock, you can get assistance by phone.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

Update Order

  • To order additional items, you must place another order.
  • You can email requests to dohmhliterature@health.nyc.gov
    • To update a current order, be sure to include tracking order number
    • To update address, email, and organizational information

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