Canadian Celiac Association Certifies Toblerone Frozen Cake Gluten-Free

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Swedish Cake Bakery Almondy provides shoppers with added confidence when purchasing gluten-free frozen cakes.

Toblerone Chocolate Torte
Almondy cakes are baked without flour, in a dedicated gluten-free site and avoid using artificial colorings or preservatives, to get the best possible taste.

The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association is pleased to announce that Almondy’s Toblerone Chocolate torte, now available at Metro and Overwaitea stores across the country, has recently become certified by the GFCP in Canada. “By displaying the GFCP trademark, the Almondy brand provides consumers with a trusted and easily identifiable source of gluten-free products,” said Sofie Funevik, Marketing Manager at Almondy.

The Gluten-Free Certification Program is a voluntary program designed for manufacturers and brand owners committed to producing safe, reliable gluten-free products. The program combines stringent, risk based gluten-free requirements with globally recognized food safety management systems which exceed government requirements in both Canada and the United States. It is verified by an annual robust, third-party facility audit process which ensures continued compliance. Consumers can now shop with confidence across North America and know that the products they are purchasing meet the industry’s strictest gluten-free requirements when they see the GFCP trademark.

Almondy cakes are baked without flour, in a dedicated gluten-free site and avoid using artificial colorings or preservatives, to get the best possible taste. Their premium range is focused to 14 irresistible recipes, of which one, the Toblerone Chocolate torte, is now sold in Canada, The Toblerone Chocolate torte combines naturally tasty almond bases with rich chocolate cream and smooth milk chocolate mousse. Topped with a generous sprinkle of Toblerone chunks, all deliciously smothered with milk chocolate.

Paul Valder, president of the Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG), the corporation that manages the GFCP states; “We are extremely excited about the level of interest in the GFCP. Manufacturers and retailers, from the food, alcohol and pharmaceutical sectors representing approximately 2500 products are currently in the GFCP pipeline.”

“The Canadian Celiac Association believes that all Canadians have the right to safe food, and we have designed the Gluten-Free Certification Program to meet these special needs” states Sue Newell, Operations Manager of the Canadian Celiac Association. “The CCA advocates on behalf of approximately 2,000,000 Canadians suffering from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, who are frustrated by the uncertainty of identifying the gluten-free products that are essential to their well-being.”

About the Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG)
The Allergen Control Group Inc. is a privately held corporation which owns and operates the Gluten-Free Certification Program on a global basis and is endorsed exclusively by the CCA in Canada and the NFCA in the USA. http://www.glutenfreecert.com

About the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA)
The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life. Based in Mississauga, Ontario with 28 Chapters across the country, its mission includes advocacy, education, research and community support. http://www.celiac.ca

About the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. http://www.CeliacCentral.org.

About Almondy
Almondy is a young and ambitious cake bakery from Sweden, selling delicious frozen cakes to more than 46 countries around the world. Their premium range is focused to 14 irresistible recipes, all of which embrace the same unique concept of “delicious, simple and gluten-free”. http://www.almondy.com/en

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Heather Nelson
Allergen Control Group
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Almondy
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