When will I ever learn not to trust restaurants? I just returned from a lovely evening with friends at The Store Restaurant in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. I made certain to bring my own snack foods with me in a bag and arrived early to speak with the waitress. I told her I was severely allergic to additives and told her I would be ordering a plain salad but I wanted her assurance that the salad was only washed with water and no additives were used on it. She affirmed this. When our dinner was served, I had my plain salad with bread that I brought from home. I enjoyed it immensely feeling that I was safe and having a night out from my own kitchen.By the time the meal had ended and it was almost time to leave one hour later, I noticed I was becoming more and more depressed for no reason. I used the ladies room and felt very ill --- my stomach was rapidly swelling. I was afraid I would not make it home and would pass out. Brushing it off as my imagination, I started to drive home but stopped right away and put on my cell phone on and pulled out my list of emergency numbers in case I became seriously ill. Fortunately, I made it home and noticed my depression increasing again with terrible sad thoughts --- so much unlike me. My stomach would start to reswell every 10 minutes until extremely loud gurgling started on my left side and I passed the offending food. This reaction was identical to that which I have from processed foods with MSG and other additives.I knew this reaction was not in my mind so I called The Store and spoke with the manager, Barbara. I told her that I was very ill and wanted to know how they treat the salad greens. Fortunately, she told me right away that the salad greens are washed in water and then a product called FIT was added to it. (Thank God --- there are honest people around.) When am I going to learn? I can NEVER trust a waitress again and I will NEVER eat at a restaurant unless I have the cook and the owner swear to what is in the food. Now, I will be feeling punk for another 24 hours and it will take around 3 days to get my digestion back to normal. Sorry to be so long but I am FURIOUS!!! Thanks for listening. M.E. P.S. Does anyone know what FIT is? If not, Iï¿½ll investigate and report back.