You’re watching your kid at the playground, waiting at jury duty, or stuck on a commuter train, and-after some audible stomach growls-you grab a nutty snack bar from your bag and rip it open.

Maybe you feel a twinge of guilt: You just read a Facebook post from a mom whose kid has a deadly nut allergy. Squelching the passing thought, you wolf down the bar, considerately ensuring no crumbs get left on a public surface. But shouldn’t you do the neighborly thing and carry a snack that, while harmless to you, could kick off a dangerous reaction in someone else?

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