DOT drops proposed airline peanut ban

This is a development that I didn't see anything about last week when it happened. A food-safety trade publication reported that the Department of Transportation has dropped its proposed rule that could have led to a ban on peanuts on airline flights. The ban was unders study because of the dangers peanuts might pose to those with allergies, especially children. Secretary Ray LaHood announced the rulemaking process when the department unveiled a number other consumer-protection measures. It turns out the pro-peanut lobby got to Congress in 2000, making it illegal for DOT to put its regulatory paws on peanuts. Read the article from Food Safety News here.