The father of a Hamilton girl with a peanut allergy says they’re not calling for an outright peanut ban in the city.
Ian Thompson tells CHML News, they want all City of Hamilton owned facilities to be peanut free zones.
He says it would mean the city, or tenants occupying those spaces, wouldn’t be allowed sell peanut products at those places.
Thompson says it is impossible to ban people from bringing their own peanut products to those venues.
Instead of making all city venues peanut free zones, Hamilton’s Board of Health voted Monday to conduct a year-long pilot project at four city facilities.
The four locations have yet to be chosen.
The initiative will help determine if there is a reduction in the number of allergic reactions, as well as how it affects revenue and whether it is allowed under vendor contracts.