Bardstown company’s products are free of the top eight allergens
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (June 29, 2105) — Bloomfield Farms has introduced a new line of products that includes a baking mix and selection of packaged pre-baked buns, rolls and sandwich bread that are free of the eight most common food allergens.
“We began offering gluten-free products in 2011 and it was a natural progression for us to eliminate more allergens to meet a growing demand in the marketplace,” said Matt Elder, Bloomfield Farms president.
The mix can be used for foods such as pizza dough, bread, buns, bread sticks, pie dough, tortillas, cookies and cake. Pre-baked packaged products include hot dog buns, jumbo hamburger buns, classic hamburger buns, sandwich bread, slider buns, hoagie rolls and dinner rolls.
“We’ve worked hard to create a patent-pending formula free of the top eight allergens—gluten, eggs, dairy, fish, peanuts, soy, shellfish and tree nuts—that tastes great while giving people what they expect from baked products,” Elder said. “The challenge lies in maintaining outstanding texture and taste while removing those allergens, because each component present in traditional formulations plays an important role in the end product.”
According to the booklet Food Allergy: An Overview, published by the National Institutes of Health, almost 1 in 20 children under age 5 and almost 1 in 25 adults are allergic to at least one food.
Bloomfield Farms’ 15,000-s.f. plant in Bardstown has been tested and certified as gluten-free by the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with celiac disease. The facility also meets the standards of the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), an industry program of the Gluten Intolerance Group, a nonprofit organization that helps people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.