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Gluten Free Consumers Among Most Brand-Loyal

Celiac.com 01/21/2015 - Congratulations, shoppers with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivy, you are among the world's best informed and most loyal consumers, according to Paul Valder, President and CEO of the Allergen Control Group.

Photo: CC--Mike SchmidThe Allergen Control Group, with the endorsement of the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), operates the Gluten Free Certification Program (GFCP).

Speaking of these consumers, Valder says that they are not only the best ingredient label readers in the world, but "[o]nce they've identified a brand as safe, they'll stick with it, even if that means visiting multiple stores on a weekly basis."

The Gluten-Free Certification Program has certified over 100 facilities in 12 countries, and over 2,500 products. Currently, over 130 GFCP-approved and trained auditors provide global coverage to accommodate today's multi-national supply chains. Brand loyalty among gluten-free consumers can be encouraged with a certified gluten-free product label.

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Such a label, says Mr. Valder, "…creates a distinction from other products that are advertised as gluten-free."

Does this sound like you? Do you read every ingredient on every label? Will you travel to multiple stores to find your trusted gluten-free brand? Share your comments below.

Read more at Global Food Safety Resource.

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Jab
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24 Jan 2015 10:00:35 AM PDT
Many gluten-free/dairy free companies were started because someone in their family has dealt with similar problems. With multiple allergies, I've found the best way to survive and eat healthy is to stay with those companies who actively work with and support those who suffer from these problems. It's important to support this industry!!

 
Wendy Limbrick
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26 Jan 2015 8:44:40 AM PDT
Yes, I will visit multiple stores in search of what I need. Mostly basic ingredients or mixes that work and crackers which really cannot be made at home. My one big gripe are stores that do not promote a new product or give it time to gain a market before removing it from the shelves. It is infuriating to find something that one really likes, only to have it disappear! And yes, I do read every label!

 
Michael
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26 Jan 2015 8:00:06 PM PDT
Of course I am brand loyal, because I need anything that is processed or not easily washable to be from a gluten-free facility. Multiply that by my many other sensitivities, and I'm even more brand loyal with supplements.

 
john j acres
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27 Jan 2015 3:40:22 PM PDT
Like I have said before these products may be gluten free but are they additive free such as 464,466,435 and what does bread improver consist of?
Coeliacs cannot have additives or derrivitives.




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That sounds good. Do you have a machine that seals without air or do you just use bags? Is it possible to buy bags only? I remembered the other type of froz food I sometimes get - Saffron Road.

You can always check to see how long the lab order lasts, if you'd like to continue eating gluten longer.

Might be something else in there, perhaps he ate something else with gluten, something was mixed in the chips, the chips were flavored or in a snack mix with pretzels. I get that way with gluten, but the last 2 times the gut issues render me unable to argue like that but I do go Mr. Hyde like =. ...

I hate to say it and be Mr. Negative ass here. But I had this exact same thought about having kids, I do not wish any kids I have to have my AI issues, and decided I would wait a few decades if need be for the new gene editing things they are working on so we can have them changed. Call me crazy.