Tiger Corporation U.S.A., a manufacturer of rice cookers and other small electric appliances announced support of the Celiac Disease Foundation, the nation’s preeminent nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease through research, education, and advocacy.

Celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine, affects 1 in 100 people worldwide and often goes undiagnosed. It is estimated that 3 million Americans live with celiac disease, but 2.5 million do not know they have it. In support of the Celiac Disease Foundation, Tiger Corporation U.S.A. will help raise awareness of this serious disease while providing unique products to prepare your own gluten-free options.

“We understand that those with celiac disease and those following gluten-restrictive diets are likely to include more rice and rice-based products in their diets. As a leading manufacturer of top quality, multi-functional rice cookers, we are pleased to support the Celiac Disease Foundation”, said Kentaro Matsumoto, President of Tiger Corporation U.S.A. “Our products are perfect for helping those with gluten-restrictive diets to prepare healthy and flavorful meals”.

“The Celiac Disease Foundation welcomes the support of Tiger Corporation U.S.A. and looks ahead to what we can accomplish together for the celiac disease and gluten sensitive community,” said the Foundation’s Chief Executive, Marilyn G. Geller. “We are appreciative that Tiger Corporation U.S.A. is committed to our shared mission and understands the challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with celiac disease, their families, and caregivers.”

About Tiger Corporation U.S.A.

Tiger Corporation U.S.A., founded in Osaka Japan in 1923, is focused on providing products for a Healthy, Balanced, Better lifestyle. Tiger Corporation U.S.A.’s rice cookers not only make perfectly cooked rice but can also cook a variety of other easy to prepare gluten-free recipes. A wide range of other cooking options, including our unique tacook, synchro-cook function provides versatility and variety in cooking healthy dishes all within the comfort of one rice cooker. For more information, visit www.tiger-corporation-us.com.

About the Celiac Disease Foundation
The Celiac Disease Foundation is the nation’s leading disease advocacy organization for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Since its founding in 1990, the Celiac Disease Foundation continues to champion many battles: federal recognition of celiac disease and labeling standards for gluten-free foods, improved diagnostic tools, widespread patient and provider education, access to mainstream gluten-free products, and the need for better treatments and a cure. For more information, visit www.celiac.org.