Wegmans increases gluten-free options for celiac disease

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Wegmans is increasing the number of gluten-free food options at its stores after receiving customer feedback. Wegmans Food Markets is bringing more gluten-free baked goods to all of its 85 store locations. The company promises no cross-contamination occurs during the baking process because it is using a dedicated facility for these items.

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People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities will find more baked goods at Wegmans that fit the gluten-free diet. Customers can expect to find items ranging from chocolate chip cookies to chocolate brownies. In addition, the company is working on adding gluten-free cakes and breads to its bakery line. The changes are in response to customer demands for more options made without gluten.

Wegmans Food Markets has locations in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts and Maryland. In the official press release announcing the new products, the company indicates it is working with Get Fresh Bakehouse. After receiving complaints from consumers about not being able to find gluten-free baked goods, Wegmans began to test its own versions created by chefs in several locations. It promises its new line will please anyone who is looking for a delicious treat.

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Wegmans’ describes its decadently rich chocolate brownies as luscious and containing chocolate chunks. The chocolate chip cookies are made with rice flour, honey, cornstarch and few other ingredients. The cupcakes come in packages of four with vanilla and chocolate flavors. All of the baked goods are made in a dedicated facility to avoid cross-contamination.

Consumer complaints and feedback can make a difference, and Wegmans is a perfect example of the power the celiac disease community has in its hands. Petitioning for more gluten-free items and better selections in stores can lead to changes. Although it may take time and effort to achieve results, you may want to consider contacting your local stores and asking for more gluten-free options.

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