GlutenTox Tests Available in Canada
Based on increased demand, the popular GlutenTox line of gluten tests kits is available in Canada for manufacturers of gluten-free foods, restaurants who serve gluten-free meals, and individuals with celiac disease. GlutenTox tests detect even trace amounts of gluten from wheat, barley, rye, and even oats.
Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes intolerance to gluten and requires a strict gluten-free diet, affects approximately 1 in every 133 Canadians – many of whom have not yet been diagnosed. People with celiac disease cannot eat food that has had any contact with gluten whatsoever, which means a diet free of wheat, rye, barley, and in many cases also oats.
Health Canada mandates that foods labeled as gluten-free contain fewer than 20ppm of gluten, in accordance with Codex Alimentarius international standards. Manufacturers wishing to make a gluten-free claim on their foods, beverages, or personal care products must develop HACCP plans that address any points where contamination may occur; on-site gluten testing with kits like GlutenTox Pro are a key part of many quality assurance plans. Since the kits can be adjusted to detect 5, 10, 20, or 40 ppm, manufacturers can be as specific and safe as they deem necessary. GlutenTox Pro is also able to detect gluten on surfaces such as countertops, mixers, cutting boards, and oven trays.
GlutenTox Home is perfect for celiacs on the go, parents of children with celiac disease, and those trying to identify the hidden source of gluten in their diets. Just as easy and sensitive as GlutenTox Pro, GlutenTox Home comes in smaller quantities for less frequent use.
“Imagine a friend delights you with a homemade birthday cake, not knowing whether the cookware used had contact with gluten before,” said Catherine Torgler, International Business Development Manager at Biomedal, “You are uncertain about it so you use the kit to check a small piece of the cake, to find out that the cake is completely gluten-free. You and other celiac friends can now safely enjoy it.”
The GlutenTox tests, although simple to use, are powerful tools that safeguard not only celiacs but the businesses that feed them: hospitals, day care, schools, restaurants, etc. All GlutenTox test kits contain the G12 antibody, specifically developed to recognize the toxic portion of gluten present in wheat, barley, rye and oat that prompts the auto-immune response in celiac patients.
“Up until recently, it’s been difficult for Canadians to access GlutenTox because of prohibitively expensive shipping costs,” said Emily Kaufman, president of Emport LLC. “I’m delighted to be working with Kettle Lakes to bring GlutenTox to the individuals who need it, as well as the restaurants with gluten-free menus and manufacturers of gluten-free food who can use it to keep Canada’s gluten-free population healthy and safe.”
To purchase GlutenTox Home in Canada or connect with Kettle Lakes Sales & Marketing to discuss your gluten-free business, visit: www.glutentox.ca
More information about the full line of GlutenTox tests is available at: www.glutentoxpro.com
About Emport LLC:
Emport, LLC began importing GlutenTox to North American in 2011, with a simple mission: more safe food, more happy people. In addition to providing the GlutenTox line throughout the US and Canada, Emport, LLC is happy to serve as a resource for those looking to learn more about the gluten-free lifestyle or to begin producing safe, gluten-free foods.
About Kettle Lakes Sales & Marketing:
Founded by Kathryn Henderson, Kettle Lakes Sales & Marketing combines knowledge of the gluten-free community and its struggles to find safe food with equally vast knowledge of the commercial kitchen / food manufacturer landscape.
About Biomedal Diagnostics:
Biomedal S.L. is a biotechnology company whose mission is to develop and commercialize new technologies, services and products for research, bioindustry and diagnostics. Biomedal Diagnostics offers a large variety of products and services related to human health. It already holds a position in the market of products for analysis related to immunological diseases, and rapid tools for food safety analysis. More information available at: www.biomedal.com/bd/en/index.html