Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed the bill that would have become California’s Elijah’s Law, designed to protect thousands of children with food allergies who are in daycare.
The surprise action on September 29, means more work is needed to make the daycare law a reality. The bill would require the state to develop an anaphylaxis policy that directs child-care centers on how to prevent and respond to anaphylaxis.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.
The Elijah-Alavi Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, aims to encourage nationwide diverse, social, and equitable Food Allergy & Asthma resources for schools in every neighborhood regardless of socioeconomic conditions, culture, or class. It provides the right accredited training for school professionals and those in the childcare setting.
This bill changed the definition of major food allergen for purposes of certain food-labeling requirements to specifically include sesame. In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services must report on certain information related to food allergy research and data collection activities.