LUDA Brand Soup, Sauce & Seasoning Blends Are Produced To Meet The Strict Requirements of the Gluten-Free Certification Program.

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Aliments ED Foods manufacturers thousands of LUDA brand and private label dehydrated products each year in their facility certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program.

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LUDA is now equipped to offer an extensive array of gluten-free products from classic soup bases to rich gravies and exotic Boosters.

The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association, is pleased to announce that the Aliments ED Foods facility has been certified in the Program, demonstrating to consumers that LUDA products carrying the GFCP trademark are safe, reliable and gluten-free. LUDA is now equipped to offer an extensive array of gluten-free products from classic soup bases to rich gravies and exotic Boosters. New and tasty gluten-free products are continuously being added to the list and are available across Canada through distributors only.

“With an increasing number of people being affected by celiac disease in recent years, gluten-free products have become increasingly popular on both the retail and food service markets” says Gilbert St-Yves, VP of Marketing and Communications at Aliments ED Foods. “As experts in dehydrated soup and sauce bases, we were acutely aware of this situation and began manufacturing a variety of recipes declared gluten-free by the Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) approach. While this is a highly systematic approach it is perhaps less recognized amongst end users, as such we sought out additional certification from the respected Gluten-Free Certification Program for our LUDA Inspiration, LUDA H, LUDA Original, LUDA Booster and LUDA ED brands”.

The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) trademark on food packages indicates that a manufacturer has participated in a voluntary food safety certification program designed for brand owners to ensure consumers that the products they are using are gluten-free in their production.

The GFCP trademark is based on stringent, food safety programs and verified by a robust 3rd party audit process. 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.

Since 1951, Aliments ED Foods has specialized in manufacturing soup bases, soup mixes, boosters, seasonings and gravy mixes for the food service and the industrial markets. Manufacturing gluten free, vegetarian, sodium reduced and other specialized products have made it a top choice amongst North American chefs, buyers and their organizations. “Aliments ED Foods’ excellent reputation, Gold Rated HACCP facility and GFSI recognized SQF 2000 certification made obtaining certification from the Gluten-Free Certification straightforward and we are proud to have them in the program” says Paul Valder, President at the Allergen Control Group.

About Aliments ED Foods
Aliments ED Foods specializes in manufacturing soup bases, soup mixes, boosters, seasonings and gravy mixes for food service and industrial markets. With over 60 years of experience and expertise in food supply, with a custom-designed 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility and a gold-rated HACCP food-safety program, ED provides reliable solutions such as private label products, packaging or menu development for profitable growth. http://www.ed.ca/

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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