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30 PT Design Inc., based in Parry Sound, Ontario and the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), jointly announced today the launch of Gluten-Free 24/7, an app that assists those dealing with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, as they shop for safe gluten-free foods and ingredients. The App, which may be accessed from an Apple Device, allows users to review ingredients in products to determine if they contain gluten or not and registered users also have further administrative capabilities. To download the App or to view it in your browser, visit http://www.glutenfree247.ca.
Sue Newell, Operations Manager of the CCA states that “although statistics are not readily available, it is estimated that 7 in every 100 people in North America are affected by celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity and the only current treatment for these conditions is maintaining a gluten-free diet, for life”. As a result, Newell sees the need to assist consumers struggling to shop for gluten-free foods. Foods containing gluten include wheat, rye, barley, oats, and most ingredients derived from these sources. The shopping challenges of continually reading the details of product labels, makes it difficult to know which foods actually contain these hidden ingredients. “Gluten-Free 24/7 is a convenient, portable and easy to reference food and ingredients list,” says Newell.
As owners of the app, and to ensure the efficacy of the content within the app, 30 PT Design Inc. worked closely with the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) during the development of Gluten-Free 24/7 and is excited to have CCA’s exclusive endorsement. Gluten-Free 24/7 is based on the CCA’s latest version of their published Pocket Dictionary titled Acceptability of Foods & Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet. Future versions of the App will include barcode-scanning functionality, links to recipes containing favorite ingredients, and store tracking of desired certified gluten-free products, based on the user’s location.
Since 2011, 30 PT Design Inc. has been dedicated to designing and developing leading mobile device applications.