Thursday, June 3, 2010

U.S. Department of Transportation proposes peanut ban on airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new rules designed to protect air passengers. One would restrict serving peanuts. The restriction could work in one of three ways:

•Ban the serving of all peanut products on domestic flights and international flights to and from the United States

•Ban the serving of all peanut products on flights where a passenger with peanut allergy requests a peanut-free flight in advance

•Require a peanut-free buffer zone in the immediate area of the passenger with a documented severe allergy to peanuts if a peanut-free flight is requested

The public will have 60 days to comment. Go to (Docket No. DOT-OST-2010-0140) and let your voice be heard!