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September 21, 2012

Udi's Gluten Free Foods is boosting its portfolio with the launch of five new items.

DENVER — Udi's Gluten Free Foods is boosting its portfolio with the launch of five new items. The products were showcased at the Natural Products Expo East.

"Sharing our new product line at Expo East means Udi's will bring even more delicious options to the gluten-free community," said Denise Sirovatka, vice president of marketing. "Any time Udi's creates something new, it's in response to the needs and requests of our fans. We love bringing their ideas to life for a more enjoyable, fulfilling eating experience."

New items include:

September 10, 2012

A Schnuck Markets store in Missouri will sponsor a special sampling of gluten-free foods to mark a day of recognition for people who can't eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

DES PERES, Mo. — A Schnuck Markets store in Missouri will sponsor a special sampling of gluten-free foods to mark a day of recognition for people who can't eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

June 28, 2012

Botanical Labs on Wednesday launched its certified gluten-free Protein Complete liquid dietary supplement that is fortified with 10 g of protein per 1-oz. serving.

FERNDALE, Wash. — Botanical Labs on Wednesday launched its certified gluten-free Protein Complete liquid dietary supplement that is fortified with 10 g of protein per 1-oz. serving.

Wellesse Protein Complete and the entire Wellesse line of supplements target:

  • Consumers requiring rapid absorption and ease of dosing in liquid nutritional sources during critical recovery and ongoing malabsorption maintenance, following bariatric surgery and other medical procedures;

June 12, 2012

More than one-quarter of new food and beverage products introduced in 2011 touted a kosher on-package claim, according to Mintel.

CHICAGO — More than one-quarter of new food and beverage products introduced in 2011 touted a kosher on-package claim, according to Mintel.

May 18, 2012

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is developing a gluten-free validation process for its products as part of a multiyear initiative to assure consumers that many of the company's products are gluten free.

PLANO, Texas — PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is developing a gluten-free validation process for its products as part of a multiyear initiative to assure consumers that many of the company's products are gluten free.

May 16, 2012

Abbott on Wednesday launched PediaSure SideKicks Clear, a clear nutritional beverage that helps balance out the diet of picky eaters who may be missing nutrients.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott on Wednesday launched PediaSure SideKicks Clear, a clear nutritional beverage that helps balance out the diet of picky eaters who may be missing nutrients. Moms also can have peace of mind knowing that their picky eaters are receiving a source of protein and 19 vitamins and minerals, the company said.

April 30, 2012

Abbott recently launched Perfectly Simple by ZonePerfect, a line extension that is gluten-free and features fewer ingredients in each bar (between six and 10 ingredients).

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott recently launched Perfectly Simple by ZonePerfect, a line extension that is gluten-free and features fewer ingredients in each bar (between six and 10 ingredients).

Shipping in April, Perfectly Simple by ZonePerfect is available in three flavors: peanut crunch, cranberry almond and toasted coconut. The nutrition bars contain 10 g of protein, with no preservatives or added coloring. Each bar contains between 170 and 200 calories.

April 25, 2012

Two of Royal Ahold's U.S. supermarket chains are offering new labeling to make gluten-free foods easier to find in the store, while one has launched a new magazine to address childhood obesity.

LANDOVER, Md. — Two of Royal Ahold's U.S. supermarket chains are offering new labeling to make gluten-free foods easier to find in the store, while one has launched a new magazine to address childhood obesity.

April 13, 2012

Gluten-free foods have exploded into the mainstream as more people see the foods as a healthier option. The Celiac Disease Foundation estimated that 17 million Americans may be gluten-intolerant. Millions more claim that avoiding gluten helps them control everything from arthritis to asthma.


Gluten-free foods have exploded into the mainstream as more people see the foods as a healthier option. The Celiac Disease Foundation estimated that 17 million Americans may be gluten-intolerant. Millions more claim that avoiding gluten helps them control everything from arthritis to asthma.


February 23, 2012

New research from Mintel suggested that the number of consumers that are gluten-intolerant/sensitive or have been diagnosed with celiac disease should be much greater.

CHICAGO — New research from Mintel suggested that the number of consumers that are gluten-intolerant/sensitive or have been diagnosed with celiac disease should be much greater.

February 16, 2012

The global market for celiac disease is expected to grow substantially over the decade as more people are diagnosed with the condition, according to a new report.

LONDON — The global market for celiac disease is expected to grow substantially over the decade as more people are diagnosed with the condition, according to a new report.

The report, by British market research firm GlobalData, found that the global celiac disease therapeutics market would be worth more than $512 million by 2017 and $664.4 million by 2019.

February 15, 2012

Botanical Labs on Tuesday introduced its gluten-free line of liquid dietary supplements across its Wellesse line of liquid supplements — calcium/magnesium, vitamin D3, iron and B-complex — at the Celiac Disease Foundation's South Florida Chapter Gluten-Free Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla.

FERNDALE, Wash. — Botanical Labs on Tuesday introduced its gluten-free line of liquid dietary supplements across its Wellesse line of liquid supplements — calcium/magnesium, vitamin D3, iron and B-complex — at the Celiac Disease Foundation's South Florida Chapter Gluten-Free Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla.

January 27, 2012

Iovate Health Sciences last week showcased a new Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Herbal for dieters looking for a stimulant-free herbal weight-loss formula at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

ATLANTA — Iovate Health Sciences last week showcased a new Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Herbal for dieters looking for a stimulant-free herbal weight-loss formula here at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

According to the company, the new herbal formula, which first reached store shelves in September, also is gluten free and contains no artificial colors, dyes or flavors.

January 17, 2012

A maker of international cooking sauces has teamed up with the founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry brand to develop a range of recipes for those seeking gluten-free meal solutions.

COLLINSVILLE, Conn. — A maker of international cooking sauces has teamed up with the founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry brand to develop a range of recipes for those seeking gluten-free meal solutions.

Passage Foods said its partnership with Beth Hillson, who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976 and also serves as president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and recently penned "Gluten-Free Makeovers," will help cater to time-starved consumers who want home cooked meals that are nutritious, healthy and gluten free.

October 13, 2011

Gluten-free baking company Pamela's Products announced the launch of a new line of snack bars.

UKIAH, Calif. — Gluten-free baking company Pamela's Products announced the launch of a new line of snack bars.

Whenever Bars are soft and chewy, gluten-free, whole-grain bars that are delicious, healthy and convenient, the company stated. Available in four flavors — oat blueberry lemon, oat cranberry almond, oat chocolate chip coconut and oat raisin walnut spice — the line will be available nationwide for an SRP of $4.99 per box, five bars per box, and also is available on Amazon.com.

August 31, 2011

NuGo Nutrition on Wednesday announced the launch of its diabetic-friendly meal-replacement bar product line called NuGo Slim.

PITTSBURGH — NuGo Nutrition on Wednesday announced the launch of its diabetic-friendly meal-replacement bar product line called NuGo Slim. The line is being billed as the first almost sugar-free high-protein bar made without maltitol, an artificial sweetener. The 2 g of sweet goodness comes naturally from real dark chocolate, the company stated.

The NuGo Slim bars contain 15 g of protein and have 180 calories and 2.5 g of saturated fat. Chicory root, a natural dietary fiber, adds 9 g of fiber and naturally sweetens the body of the bar.

August 24, 2011


Gluten-free foods and beverages aren’t just for people with celiac disease anymore.


Gluten-free foods and beverages aren’t just for people with celiac disease anymore. A recent study from Packaged Facts reported “gluten-free foods and beverages have quickly transformed into a mainstream sensation, embraced by consumers out of necessity and as a personal choice toward achieving a healthier way to live.”


August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is looking for comments from consumers, the food industry and others about proposed labeling for gluten-free foods.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration is looking for comments from consumers, the food industry and others about proposed labeling for gluten-free foods.

Originally proposed in 2007, the proposals include a requirement that foods labeled as "gluten-free" can't contain 20 parts per million or more gluten, a protein that occurs in wheat, rye and barley. The proposal was based on technologies used to detect gluten in food, which can't detect it reliably if the level is less than 20 ppm.

July 13, 2011

Seneca Farms announced that its entire line of healthier snack chips, including apple chips, sweet potato chips and crisp onions, are now gluten-free.

YAKIMA, Wash. — Seneca Farms announced that its entire line of healthier snack chips, including apple chips, sweet potato chips and crisp onions, are now gluten-free.

According to the company, these snacks are manufactured at Seneca Farms' Yakima, Wash., plant, which recently implemented a strict gluten-free processing environment. 

July 5, 2011

Available now for the food service industry — but coming soon to a major retailer — is Kozy Shack’s new Coffeehouse Blends pudding. The gluten-free treat comes in three flavors: caffe latte, cappuccino and caramel macchiato.


HICKSVILLE, N.Y. — Available now for the food service industry — but coming soon to a major retailer — is Kozy Shack’s new Coffeehouse Blends pudding. The gluten-free treat comes in three flavors: caffe latte, cappuccino and caramel macchiato.


June 21, 2011

Elisa Technologies recently announced that its EZ Gluten test kit has earned Performance-Tested Methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute, a private, not-for-profit association that helps establish testing standards.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elisa Technologies recently announced that its EZ Gluten test kit has earned Performance-Tested Methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute, a private, not-for-profit association that helps establish testing standards.

EZ Gluten was developed to help the food industry and consumers detect gluten in food and beverages, and delivers results in about 15 minutes. The kit is sensitive enough to detect levels of gluten as low as 10 parts per million.

May 25, 2011

Introducing a gluten-free diet to an infant may not reduce its risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care.

NEW YORK — Introducing a gluten-free diet to an infant may not reduce its risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care.

German researchers analyzed data pooled from 150 infants with a first-degree family history of Type 1 diabetes and randomly exposed them to gluten at the age of 6 months (control group) or 12 months (late-exposure group). The infants then were followed until 3 years of age (and annually thereafter for safety purposes).

May 18, 2011

Regional supermarket chain Fresh & Easy said that it is augmenting its gluten-free products range and will highlight the new offerings in stores through additional displays.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Regional supermarket chain Fresh & Easy said that it is augmenting its gluten-free products range and will highlight the new offerings in stores through additional displays.

The company said it has added 15 to 30 new gluten-free items to its stores. Fresh & Easy currently boasts more than 500 products that do not contain naturally occurring gluten ingredients.

May 11, 2011

Consumers with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity now can add a popular cereal brand to their diet.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Consumers with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity now can add a popular cereal brand to their diet.

Kellogg's said that its Rice Krispies brand will tout a gluten-free version, which will hit store shelves in June, carrying the same suggested retail price as original Rice Krispies. Each serving of the new gluten-free cereal contains 120 calories, less than 1 g of sugar, 1 g each of fat and fiber, 3 g of protein and 190 mg of sodium.

The introduction marks Kellogg's first-ever gluten-free cereal.

May 4, 2011

Barbara's Bakery is expanding its gluten-free cereal options with new Puffins multigrain cereal.

PETALUMA, Calif. — Barbara's Bakery is expanding its gluten-free cereal options with new Puffins multigrain cereal.

Puffins multigrain are made with whole grain pure oats, brown rice and corn pillows, and contain natural prebiotic fiber. What's more, Puffins multigrain is free of artificial flavors, additives and preservatives.

The new addition marks the brand's third gluten-free cereal portfolio, which includes Puffins honey rice and brown rice crisps.