Cris-Tim is the first Romanian cold cuts manufacturer with gluten-free certification awareded by the Romanian Gluten Intolerance Association (ARIG). More than half of the products that fall into Cris-Tim, Matache Macelaru’ and Obrăjori brands have been awarded with the international “gluten-free” certification.
Among the more than 80 products certified with the symbol of a crossed spike are Cris-Tim “Săsesc” Salami Summer Salami, “Bănățean” Salami, “Potcoava ” Salami, Gypsy Filet, Azuga Fillet, Smoked Fillet, Matache Măcelaru Oltenesti Sausages and Smoked Sausages and many other products. The products in the Obrăjori product range, specially designed for children, are also “gluten-free” certified.
The products that display this logo are manufactured in an uncontaminated environment, on a production line specially dedicated to this process, using gluten-free ingredients. “Since 2017 when we launched the Clean Label we have highlighted the fact that our products are gluten-free.
“Since 2017 when we launched the Clean Label we have highlighted the fact that our products are gluten-free. We are aware the intolerance to this protein is a growing problem, we can see it in our consumers’ question and this is why we want to offer everybody with healthy choices on the shelves”, states Radu Timiș Jr.
Gluten intolerance in Romania
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten (wheat, rye, and barley protein) ingestion by people with a genetic predisposition. At European level, it affects about 1% of the population and it can start at any age.
In Romanian, estimations show that the number of people with a gluten-free diet after seeking medical advice is about one million, according to ARIG statistics.