The City of Hamilton is moving ahead with plans to become the first city in Canada to have an Epi-Pen in every restaurant.
As part of a one year pilot project, councillors have voted to put the auto-injectors in a local food court or nationally recognized food chain.
The project will start in March and run for a year.
The city is also teaming up with McMaster University to study the effectiveness of the plan.
If it’s successful, Hamilton will then consider expanding the project to all 19-hundred restaurants in Greater Hamilton.
The pilot will be funded from the reserve fund, but the cost is not yet known.
Councillor Lloyd Ferguson brought forward the idea after a 12-year-old girl died from an allergic reaction in a Burlington food court earlier this year.