It was supposed to begin in June, but after a dealing with a number of legal issues, the city of Hamilton is hoping to launch its test site for EpiPen’s in food courts before the end of this month.
Public health officials will arm security guards in Jackson Square with the auto injectors that help victims deal with food allergies.
City council has set aside $82,000 for the one year pilot project.
Hamilton is the first municipality to launch such a project.
The issue came to the forefront last year after a 12 year old girl died in a Burlington food court.
Management at the other malls in town are waiting to see to the results before deciding whether to following Jackson Square’s lead.