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Stay Safe at the Mac & Cheese Fest This October

By Breyer Law Offices on September 16, 2017

Scottsdale will play host to the first Mac & Cheese Fest AZ this October. This sounds like a great opportunity to enjoy some food and drinks, but just remember to be safe while having fun!

Food Allergies and Responsibility

While society expects people with food allergies and similar conditions to take some responsibility for personal safety, there are also expectations of restaurants and food servers. Even in outdoor settings, such as the Mac & Cheese Fest, the booths should provide information about possible allergens. Common ingredients that can cause allergies include soy, wheat, and nuts like almonds and peanuts. If these ingredients are included in the pasta or cheese sauce of any dish, the restaurants should make sure patrons are aware of it.

Alcohol Consumption and Safe Driving

Booths at the Mac & Cheese Fest AZ will not only be serving delicious cheesy dishes, but also a variety of beers and alcoholic drinks. This creates the possibility of overdrinking and excess intoxication in a public setting. Arizona dram shop laws require that any establishment with a license to sell and serve alcohol NOT serve to someone who is noticeably intoxicated. If the establishment does so, it can be held liable for injuries that occur as a result of that person’s drunkenness. This means that any booth at an event that serves additional alcohol to someone who has had too much to drink can be held responsible for injuries that person causes.

General Public Safety

As is true of any event, the organizers of the Mac & Cheese Fest should take proper steps to ensure the safety of guests. This includes keeping walkways clear of debris and objects that could be tripping hazards, and arranging tables, chairs, and booths to allow for safe walking. Organizers should also behave appropriately if any issues arise, such as inebriated guests or outbursts of violence. Failure to handle these situations in a reasonable way can make organizers liable for injuries that occur.

Injured at an Outdoor Event?

Proving that negligence has occurred and who is liable for injuries at an outdoor event can be difficult, and you should not try to do so alone. Before dealing with any insurance company or signing anything after an injury at an event, call us at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (480) 422-5474 to discuss your case.

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