Welcome to Snacking Freedom: The Canadian Celiac Association Has Certified CheeCha Puffs Gluten-Free

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Look for the GFCP trademark on select CheeCha Puff Snacks and rest assured that the product you are enjoying is safe, reliable and gluten-free.

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“By displaying the GFCP trademark, CheeCha Puffs provides consumers with a trusted and easily identifiable source of gluten-free products” says Paul Valder, President of the Allergen Control Group.

The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP)  in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association is proud to announce that CheeCha Puffs has met all necessary assurances required to use the GFCP trademark on their product line. “By displaying the GFCP trademark, CheeCha Puffs provides consumers with a trusted and easily identifiable source of gluten-free products,” says Paul Valder, President of the Allergen Control Group.

CheeCha Puffs are produced in Canada from natural ingredients and are specially air puffed to release the natural potato flavour, then lightly misted with pure canola oil and seasoned. CheeCha Puffs are available in twelve unique and irresistible flavours and the gluten-free line is also free of dairy, soya and egg. CheeCha Puffs can be found across Canada in most major grocery chains, in China, Japan and Malaysia, and online in the U.S. The gluten-free flavours include; Original, Sea Salt and Spiced Pepper, Sea Salt and Vinegar, Luscious Lime and Fiesta Salsa. With zero trans-fats and under 92 calories for two whole cups, you can have more than a handful of this delicious snack!

Tracey Cadrin, co-owner at CheeCha, is proud of the Gluten-Free Certification Program recognition that her company has obtained and says “it requires a great deal of effort and attention to be a certified manufacturer as it is the facility and production methods that are audited and not just the product ingredients. As more and more gluten free products arrive in the market place it is imperative that consumers who are seeking verified food items due to severe reactions to gluten can find a sense of security in those brands that have undergone the rigorous auditing standards employed in obtaining recognition from the GFCP. There should be an inherent trust for consumers when they see the certification mark and we are proud to be the makers of a fun and wholesome Canadian snack that our customers can not only enjoy, but trust.”

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 and 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 CheeCha Puffs
CheeCha Puffs are guilt free snacks with select gluten-free varieties. They are made from natural ingredients and produced in Canada. The product has humble beginnings at the local Farmers market in Calgary and remains family owned and operated to this day. We personally combine simple ingredients and natural seasonings for a taste that is bold and flavourful. If you’re looking for less fat than, oh so many other snacks, we’re it. Our unique hot air puffing process creates a light crunch with no deep-frying or baked-in-fat. CheeCha Puffs are a natural, satisfying snack. http://www.cheecha.ca

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Heather Nelson
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