Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
Sahale Snacks, producer of premium nuts and nut blends, is pleased to announce that its production facility will be certified gluten-free as of May 18, 2011. The change will be reflected on the company's packaging over the next several months.
“With the emerging awareness of Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance, it's important to us that our facility be certified Gluten Free,” says Co-Founder Edmond Sanctis. “We want to ensure that gluten sensitive snackers can safely and confidently enjoy Sahale Snacks' great tasting products.”
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. More than 2 million people in the United States have the disease, or about 1 in 133 people.*
Sahale Snacks produces three lines of gluten-free snack products: Nut Blends (Soledad, Valdosta, Sing Buri and Ksar), Glazed Nuts (Cashews with Pomegranate and Almonds with Cranberries), and Seasoned Nuts (Barbeque Almonds, Southwest Cashews and Tuscan Almonds). SRPs range from $.99/.75oz to $5.29/4oz.
About Sahale Snacks
Sahale Snacks was founded in Seattle in 2003 by Josh Schroeter and Edmond Sanctis after climbing Mt. Rainier and enduring days of uninspiring trail mix and energy bars. The two friends set out to create a natural and healthy snack that tasted great. The company follows a simple philosophy: Start with natural whole foods, add a dash of culinary magic and offer busy consumers convenient, delightful, healthy snacks. Sahale Snacks is dedicated to helping people “Snack Better.”
The founders named the company after Sahale Peak, which is north of the Cascade Pass in the North Cascades National Park in Washington State. Pronounced “sah-HA-lee,” it’s a beautiful peak with a cool glacier and great views. For more information please visit http://www.sahalesnacks.com or Sahale Snacks on Facebook and Twitter. Sahale Snacks’ lines of Seasoned Nuts, Nut Blends and Glazed Nuts are available in conventional, natural and specialty grocers, as well as Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Costco, Beverages & More, and REI. A store locator is available on http://www.sahalesnacks.com.
- Information from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
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