SPECIAL-NEEDS PROGRAMS: Navan Foods

For shoppers with special-needs diets and food allergies, a little information goes a long way. That's why Jennifer Elizondo makes sure to scrutinize manufacturers extra closely before letting their products into Navan Foods, the specialty supermarket she opened this spring in Virginia Beach, Va. Not satisfied with an ingredients lists alone, Elizondo developed a questionnaire that asks companies

For shoppers with special-needs diets and food allergies, a little information goes a long way. That's why Jennifer Elizondo makes sure to scrutinize manufacturers extra closely before letting their products into Navan Foods, the specialty supermarket she opened this spring in Virginia Beach, Va.

Not satisfied with an ingredients lists alone, Elizondo developed a questionnaire that asks companies about their manufacturing environment and possible risks for allergic shoppers.

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