Local company helping people stay gluten-free

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STOKESDALE, N.C. -- A growing number of people are changing their diet -- looking for healthier items at the store.

That’s good news for a local company -- as it finds new customers who are willing to search for food choices that are missing one thing.

FOX8's Brad Jones tells us how they are helping people stay gluten-free with products that are made in North Carolina.

Stokesdale-based Kalo Foods writes the following on their website as their vision/mission:

"The mission and vision of the company is to market multiple lines of premium quality gluten-free gourmet bakery products and mixes under the Kalo brand name at competitively affordable prices that satisfy the market of consumers in this fast growing market segment.  While helping people who live with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other diseases known to have been caused by gluten, we will also be providing challenging career opportunities for new employees.

"The wife of the founder suffers from celiac disease and gluten intolerance which is a debilitating condition that can not only incapacitate you but will do permanent damage to intestines and stomach.  It was during the long quest to find satisfying gluten free products that the founder and his wife realized that the product line was not only extremely limited but usually tasteless. A major part of the company goal is to produce pleasingly flavorful products that would also appeal to people who do not suffer from gluten intolerance but would like to support their partner by consuming the same products.

All of our ingredients are certified gluten free or ELISA tested internally to insure that our finished products are gluten free.  The production facility is completely gluten free to eliminate the possiblity of cross contamination experienced in facilities handling multiple gluten and gluten free products.  And our products are packaged to avoid contamination once they leave our facility."

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