GFCP Certified Brand Toppits Is First In Canada to Offer Gluten-Free and MSC Certified Breaded Fish

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Toppits Foods launches gluten-free breaded fish line to safely serve the ever-growing gluten-free market.

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Toppits is delighted to introduce Canadians to its delicious gluten-free breaded fish line that is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program and is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified as sustainable

The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association, is pleased to announce that Toppits Foods Ltd., a Canadian provider of high quality seafood for over 100 years, has launched a GFCP certified line of breaded fish. “Toppits is delighted to introduce Canadians to its delicious gluten-free breaded fish line that is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program and is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified as sustainable,” said company owner Heather Gremont. “The number of Canadians choosing to follow a gluten-free lifestyle is increasing and we’re sure that Toppits’ tender flaky fillets will quickly become a family favourite.”

The Gluten-Free Certification Program is a voluntary program designed for manufacturers and brand owners committed to producing safe and 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 American and know that the products they are purchasing meet the industry’s strictest gluten-free requirements when they see the GFCP trademark.

“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.”

Paul Valder, President of the Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG), the corporation that manages the GFCP states that “by displaying the GFCP trademark, Toppits provides consumers with a trusted and easily identifiable source of gluten-free products without sacrificing taste. With an ever-growing gluten-free market, Toppits’ Black Pepper Cod, Lightly Seasoned Haddock, and Savoury Lemon Sole offer solutions for those who have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or are simply looking for a healthier alternative to a wheat-based breaded fish.”

Toppits products are currently available at Sobeys across Canada and in Ontario at the following locations: Toppits Seafood Market, Longo’s, Metro, Lady York Holding Inc, The Garden Basket Food Markets, Monastery Bakery & Delicatessan Ltd., Cousin’s Gourmet Market, Marilu’s Market, Battaglias Market Place, Sharpe’s Food Market, Taste of Country and Farm Boy.

About Toppits Foods Ltd.
Toppits Foods Ltd. is an importer and supplier of frozen foods to the Canadian foodservice, retail and manufacturing industries, specializing in seafood. With an unrelenting focus on quality, Toppits offers a wide variety of fresh and frozen fish and seafood items as well as Hors D’oeuvres, Grilled Vegetables and the well-known line of POP Herbs. http://www.toppits.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 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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