More eat-outs, grocers, food companies rejoice on gluten-free tags

More eat-outs, grocers, food companies rejoice on gluten-free tags

Cassie Paullin who is a wellness coordinator for the 18-store Heinen's supermarket chain has spent the last decade in making efforts to provide gluten-free items and education easily accessible in the grocer's shops in Ohio and Illinois.

Ms Paullin said, "I just saw a need with my customers in my store."

She also recollects that among her very first customers was a woman who had 2 teenage children just been diagnosed with celiac disease and she spent 4 hours in the grocery store helping her find gluten-free products.

This disease harms our small intestine and gets started by consuming gluten which we know is a protein available in wheat, barley and rye.

Recently there has been a marked increase in the number of patients diagnosed with celiac disease resulting in an increased interest of food producers, retailers and restaurants in Northeast Ohio in providing the customers with gluten-free diets.

Ms.  Paullin to who works at Heinen's continues to be an promoter for her customers who need to adhere to gluten-free diets.

Any customer who needs help with gluten-free products can now call and fix a tour with a wellness consultant at a Heinen's store close to them.