Ice cream shop serves allergy-friendly dessert

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(WAVY/NBC NEWS) – An allergy-friendly ice cream shop has opened in Poquoson, Virginia.

Jenna Horning is the owner of Bean’s Ice Cream, and the mother of an 11-year-old child who has a severe peanut allergy. Horning said she decided to open a place of her own after noticing that most hand-dipped ice cream shops don’t take the proper precautions to avoid cross contamination.

 “They assume that if [they] don’t have peanut toppings or they are not using the peanut toppings, then you should be fine. But that is not the case. A child with a severe peanut allergy can break out … and even die,” said Horning.

Horning says she hopes her new shop will raise awareness to the issue that servers and restaurant owners need to be more conscious about conditions.

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