Dufflet Pastries® Impressive Collection of Brownies, Cakes, Pies and Cakelets® Now Includes a Gluten-Free Line Certified By the GFCP.

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Dufflet Pastries® Defines Delicious With Their Safe, Reliable, Gluten-Free Desserts

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The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association, is pleased to announce that Dufflet Pastries, the ground-breaking Canadian bakery founded by Dufflet Rosenberg, has expanded their product line of gluten-free treats certified by the GFCP, and they are as scrumptious and as satisfying as any of their other desserts! Each item is hand-crafted from scratch, and never contains hydrogenated fats or oils, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. By displaying the GFCP endorsed trademark, Dufflet® provides consumers with a trusted and easily identifiable source of safe, gluten-free products. The Dufflet® gluten-free line is available in stores across Ontario and Quebec, and consists of the following tasty delights:

Cakelet® Gluten-Free Selections:

  • Carrot Cakelet®- Moist carrot cake with cream cheese icing.
  • Chocolate Cakelet®- Devil’s Food chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and dark chocolate glaze.
  • Pink Velvet Cakelet®- Dufflet’s cocoa and spice cake with natural pink cream cheese icing.

Tart Gluten-Free Selections:

  • Lemon Tarts- French tart with lemon curd baked in a sweet butter crust.
  • Fudge Tarts- Dark chocolate filling in a dark chocolate crust, topped with bittersweet ganache and white chocolate shavings.

Cupcake Gluten-Free Selections:

  • Devil’s Food Cupcakes
  • Heavenly Vanilla Cupcakes

Brownie & Macaroon Gluten-Free Selections:

  • Chocolate Chunk Brownie- Chewy fudge brownie with dark chocolate chunks.
  • Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon- Chewy, moist, and sweet coconut dipped in delicious dark chocolate.

“Eliminating gluten from your diet should not mean sacrificing flavour from sweet indulgences,” says Dufflet Rosenberg. “That’s why we felt compelled to develop a delicious line of dessert products, produced in a facility certified by the respected Gluten-Free Certification Program, that are completely gluten-free and will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth."

Paul Valder, President of the Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG), the corporation that manages the Gluten-Free Certification Program, welcomes Dufflet® into the program and says that “the GFCP trademark on Dufflet’s packaging indicates they have participated in a voluntary food safety certification program designed to ensure consumers they are purchasing safe, reliable gluten-free products."

The GFCP trademark is based on stringent food safety and gluten management programs and is further verified by a robust 3rd party audit process at the manufacturing facility. The GFCP is endorsed by two of North Americas’ leading celiac organizations, the Canadian Celiac Association in Canada and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in the United States. By seeing the GFCP trademark on gluten-free products consumers can shop with confidence and know the products they are purchasing meet the industry’s strictest gluten-free requirements.

“The Canadian Celiac Association believes that all Canadians have the right to safe food, and 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 Dufflet Pastries
Toronto's Queen of Cake®, Dufflet Rosenberg, established Dufflet Pastries in 1975. Today, the Dufflet wholesale bakery supplies restaurants, gourmet food shops and caterers throughout Ontario and Quebec with a selection of over 100 different desserts. Updated seasonally, Dufflet Pastries are hand-crafted from scratch, with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives added. For more sweet news and a list of Dufflet retail café locations, please visit http://www.dufflet.com.

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 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. For more information, visit http://www.CeliacCentral.org.

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

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