Stop & Shop helping consumers with celiac disease through new products, events

10/17/2008

QUINCY, Mass. Stop & Shop is taking drastic measures to spread awareness of ways to prevent food allergy reactions. September being National Food Safety Education Month, Stop & Shop has changed their packaging of nuts, now selling pre-packaged tree nuts and peanuts instead of using bulk bins.

The supermarket company teamed with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and sponsored its Boston Gluten-Free Cooking Spree, as well as hosted a “Gluten in Medications” event in which pharmacists spoke about celiac disease and the potential effects it may have on medication absorption.

Ahold USA offered a larger selection of gluten-free products, including pastas, snacks and baking mixes. In an effort to make it easier for customers to find such products, they also added separate gluten-free sections to many of their stores and gluten-free signs to the natural and organic department.

Consumers searching for gluten-free products and celiac disease information can visit stopandshop.com’s “Healthy Ideas” section.

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