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Jan 18, 2013 2:07 PM by Joe Bevans

Food allergy can be disability

WASHINGTON - Allergic to gluten? What about peanuts? Federal disabilities law may be able to help. The Justice Department said in a recent settlement with a Massachusetts college that severe food allergies can be considered a disability under the law. That gives those who suffer from those allergies a new tool in their attempt to find menus that fit their diet. But some say the decision goes too far. By Mary Clare Jalonick.

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