A gluten-free diet is demanding, especially for people with gluten intolerance (celiac disease), which is why Dr. Schär, the first company in Europe for gluten-free products, invests in the high quality of production but also in the continuous information about celiac disease.
May 16th is the International Day of Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease caused by gluten intolerance, occurs very early in infancy and affects 1 to 2 people per 100 people in Europe. Gluten is a type of protein found in various grains such as wheat, rye, barley and oats. It is the ingredient that helps in baking by acting as an adhesive, which is why it is often found in bread, pasta, pizza cakes and other foods. The only solution to treat celiac disease is a proper, gluten-free diet.
In Cyprus, Lifepharma, as a representative of Schär products in the Cypriot market, cooperates and constantly supports the work of the Association of Celiac Diseases of Cyprus, with the aim of informing the public about celiac disease and supporting its members to have a proper diet without gluten.
The history of Dr. Schär products dates back to 1922 when the Austrian doctor Dr. Schär and Italian businessman Untertrifaller have joined forces to develop baby food hygiene products. As part of this partnership, in 1981 the first complete line of gluten-free products appeared.
The Schär product range includes flour, pasta, bread, breadsticks, breakfast cereals, cookies, wafers, but also gluten-free frozen items such as pizzas, breaded chicken and fish, croissants and ice cream. Schär products are imported into the Cypriot market by Lifepharma, a member of the MSJ Group, and are available in more than 180 locations including supermarkets, organic stores, selected bakeries and Online at EvZeen.com.