Family Food Allergy Foundation Memorializes Elijah-Alavi

Elijah-Alavi

The parents of three-year-old Elijah-Alavi were devasted by the loss of their son. While at preschool, Elijah, who had food allergies including dairy, was mistakenly given a grilled cheese sandwich. He suffered a fatal attack of anaphylaxis. From that tragedy Elijah’s parents embarked on a path of advocacy and education, so that other parents wouldn’t have to experience the same heartbreak. They founded the Elijah-Alavi Foundation, which includes “Elijah's Echo,” an initiative raising awareness of food allergies and anaphylaxis.    Read the article here.

Tell the FDA to REQUIRE Food Manufacturers to Announce Temporary Ingredient Changes

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Recently the Food and Drug Administration issued interim food labeling guidelines in response to supply chain issues and shortages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the temporary food labeling regulations.



We are asking the FDA to require food companies to publicly disclose "any" food substitutions they make in their products by announcing it on their websites and social media. (Under the new guidance from the FDA, the top 8 major allergens and 5 other priority allergens should not be substituted.)

There are 3 things you can do to help.

  1. Reach out to the FDA to support public disclosure of "any" food substitution. Click here and include docket number FDA-2020-D-1139. Tell the FDA how you and your family will be impacted by these sudden changes to food labeling laws.


  2. You can also mail your concerns to the FDA (including the docket number FDA-2020-D-1139). U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationCenter for Food Safety and Applied NutritionOutreach and Information Center5001 Campus Drive, HFS-009College Park, MD 20740-3835Phone (888) 463-6332


  3. Sign this petition to share your concerns with the New York State delegation in Washington including those on the Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus and food manufacturing trade groups.

Stop the Epipen Price Gouging

We ask that there be an investigation and regulation into the 420% (adjusted for inflation!) increase in the price of Epipens since 2004.

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