JONES DAIRY FARM PARTNERS WITH CELIAC DISEASE FOUNDATION
120-Year-Old Family-Owned Company Offers More Than 50 Gluten-Free products including All Natural Sausage, Ham and Canadian Bacon
FORT ATKINSON, WI – January 21, 2009 – Jones Dairy Farm, a six generation family business that has been making all natural sausage since 1889, has announced a partnership with the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) to help raise awareness of Celiac disease and expand the food choices of individuals following the gluten-free lifestyle, said Philip Jones, Jones Dairy Farm president and great-great grandson of the founder.
Jones Dairy Farm has a 120-year heritage of producing a wide variety of quality, gluten-free products. From all natural sausage and Canadian bacon to hams, traditional bacon and liverwurst, Jones currently offers more than 50 gluten-free items available in retail stores and online at www.jonesdairyfarm.com. A list of gluten-free products and dozens of gluten-free recipes are also accessible from the Jones Dairy Farm web site.
“Over the past few years, we have received overwhelmingly favorable response from the Celiac disease community as impacted individuals have became more aware that Jones Dairy Farm products are gluten free,” said Mr. Jones. “It was because of this positive feedback that our family decided to give back and offer meaningful support to the Celiac Disease Foundation. We’re excited about our commitment to the CDF and anticipate a long-lasting and mutually beneficial partnership.”
Celiac disease is the most common genetic disease worldwide, affecting as many as one percent of the United States population. And reports estimate that as many as 97 percent of people who have Celiac disease remain undiagnosed. Celiac disease is not just a digestive disease, but is a multi-system, multi-symptom autoimmune disorder that affects adults and children. Currently there is no cure for diagnosed celiacs; however, the disease can be controlled by a lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.
“We’ve been impressed that Jones Dairy Farm understands the challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with Celiac disease and those that follow the gluten-free lifestyle,” said Elaine Monarch, Founder, Celiac Disease Foundation. “The company is committed to spreading the word about their outstanding gluten-free products that are available in neighborhood grocery stores across the country. CDF is looking forward to this partnership that will certainly help make more people aware of Celiac disease and enhance the diet of diagnosed celiacs.”
Celiac Disease Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that represents the needs and concerns of the celiac community. CDF has built a community of patients, families, allied healthcare professionals and the food industry who work together to improve the quality of life for people with Celiac disease.
Jones Dairy Farm products offer the old-fashioned quality one would expect from a family farm. Although best known for all natural sausage, Jones Dairy Farm produces high quality hams, bacon, liver sausage and Canadian bacon for consumers around the world. Visit www.jonesdairyfarm.com for more information.