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Stop & Shop, Giant & Martin’s Stores Tag Gluten Free Foods

April 25, 2012 by  
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Stores Will Also Begin Tagging Gluten Free Cosmetic and Drug Items

Ahold USA’s Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s are highlighting their  gluten-free foods with about 3,000 new blue and green shelf tags that say “gluten free.”

Nonfood item will add to the number of tags on the shelves, as the retailers evaluate additional gluten-free products and investigate the gluten status of nonfoods, which can be harmful to those who are sensitive to gluten.

“We’re looking to tag nonfood products such as shampoo, lotions and vitamins,” Suzi Robinson, spokeswoman for Stop & Shop’s New England division told SN. “More products will be confirmed and added on a rolling basis.”

“We want to make grocery shopping as convenient as possible for all our shoppers,” said Anthony Hucker, president of Giant Food, which operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs about 22,000 associates. “People who maintain gluten-free diets no longer have to check ingredients on every item they purchase in Giant, but instead look for the blue-and-green gluten-free shelf tags. We’re happy to offer this convenience to all our customers, whatever their dietary needs may be.”

From Stop & Shop’s & Giant’s/Martin’s Website: There are plenty of naturally gluten-free foods which will provide the nutrients you need to stay healthy. The best way to stay gluten-free is to choose fresh foods and cook from scratch as much as possible. See the Gluten-Free Shopping List and our list of gluten-containing foods and ingredients to avoid.

Visit our Gluten-Free Resources page for great books, magazines, websites and recipes to help you understand more about living gluten-free.

 

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