Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association and the NFCA are proud to announce that Lee Kum Kee has recently become one of the first manufacturers to be certified by the GFCP in both the US and Canada. This line of gluten-free Asian sauces and condiment products can now be found at retail across North America bearing the GFCP trademark of assurance.
An international manufacturer, Lee Kum Kee has built its reputation on creating the highest quality products in the market. It offers over 220 varieties of sauces and condiments in over 100 countries and regions across five continents. As a responsible global player in the food industry, Lee Kum Kee is committed to providing consumers with safe, reliable, healthy gluten-free products.
“By displaying the GFCP trademark endorsed by both the NFCA and CCA, the Lee Kum Kee brand provides consumers with a trusted and easily identifiable source of gluten-free products. The recent interest and growing demand for gluten-free products across all ethnic food types and the desire to continuously innovate fueled our desire to obtaining this quality certification,” says Catherine Hou, Marketing Manager, Lee Kum Kee.
Some of the delicious new and exciting gluten-free offerings to include the GFCP trademark include: cooking sauces, one step sauces, chili sauces, oyster flavoured sauces and dry condiments. Check out Lee Kum Kee’s website for a full comprehensive list and delicious recipe ideas
“The NFCA and CCA advocates on behalf of the millions of North Americans suffering from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, who are often challenged by the uncertainty of identifying gluten-free products which are essential to their well-being.” “Lee Kum Kee participation in the GFCP program supports Canadians’ right to safe food, and hence, their participation in the Gluten-Free Certification Program to meet those special needs,” states Paul Valder, President of the GFCP.
About the Gluten-Free Certification Program
The Gluten-Free Certification Program(GFCP) was developed so consumers can shop with confidence by selecting those safe, reliable and gluten-free products displaying the GFCP trademark and is endorsed by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and the Canadian Celiac Association.
The GFCP is a voluntary certification program designed to help brand owners to differentiate their gluten-free products from the increasing clutter of gluten-free claims, by displaying the GFCP endorsed trademark. The GFCP is also based on a robust third-party audit certification process at the manufacturing facility, which verifies their ability to regularly meet the stringent GFCP requirements, when managing gluten as part of their food safety programs.
About the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
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.
About Lee Kum Kee
Lee Kum Kee was established in 1888 when its founder, Mr. Lee Kum Sheung, invented oyster sauce in Nanshui, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province of China. With a glorious history of 125 years, Lee Kum Kee has become a household name as an ethnic Chinese enterprise of quality and trust. Lee Kum Kee substantiates its core value of "considering others’ interests” in every aspect of its business operations. It was built upon the principles of “pragmatism, integrity and constant entrepreneurship.”
The Company has two missions – “promoting Chinese cuisine worldwide” and “modernizing traditional Chinese herbal health around the world.” It offers over 220 varieties of sauces and condiments in over 100 countries and regions across the five continents. Armed with a unique management culture, stringent quality control, superb and innovative products, and its century-long reputation, Lee Kum Kee has achieved recognition and won numerous prestigious awards.