(Lyndhurst, NJ, January 31, 2019) Dr. Schär USA, Inc. (Dr. Schär), a global manufacturer of gluten-free foods (brand name Schär), and a supporter of the celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) communities since the 1980’s, is a proud sponsor of the Celiac Disease Foundation. Established in 1990, the Celiac Disease Foundation is the nation’s leading disease advocacy organization driving diagnosis, treatment, and a cure for celiac disease.

Dr. Schär has supported the Celiac Disease Foundation since its inception in the U.S. in 2007. In 2018, Dr. Schär became, and continues to be, the exclusive food sponsor of the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Symptoms Assessment Tool, available at celiac.org. The Symptoms Assessment Tool is an interactive questionnaire that reports if you or your loved one are at an increased risk for celiac disease. If you are at risk, you will receive a copy of the results to take to your physician to discuss testing for celiac disease. This tool supports the Foundation’s mission to increase the diagnosis rate of celiac disease. Those who complete the Symptoms Assessment Tool will receive a coupon for Schär’s delicious gluten-free foods, a complete list of Schär products, and gluten-free recipes using Schär products.

In addition to the Symptoms Assessment Tool, Schär and the Celiac Disease Foundation work together to increase celiac disease diagnosis by providing an educational resource to healthcare providers through the Dr. Schär Gluten-Free Toolkit. The toolkit explains the steps to screen and diagnose celiac disease, as well as the differences between celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. This toolkit aims to promote awareness of gluten and wheat sensitivities, as well as support crucial communication between patient and provider.

About Dr. Schär: Since our founding in Europe over 35 years ago, Dr. Schär is dedicated to providing great tasting gluten-free foods to the celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitive communities; offering preservative-free, non-GMO, flavorful, high-quality, certified gluten-free products. Our products are produced in dedicated gluten-free facilities, and are always monitored for presence of gluten (testing <20ppm, below the FDA standards). Schär products include a wide range of options, such as, bread, cookies, crackers, frozen meals, and the only gluten-free croissant on the market!

About the Foundation: The Celiac Disease Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1990 to bring an end to the suffering caused by celiac disease. The Foundation funds and executes national initiatives in three principal areas: medical research, patient and healthcare provider education, and public policy advocacy.