Schar Breaks Ground on New US Facility - Celiac Disease
Jan 27 2011

Schar Breaks Ground on New US Facility

This has been a big week for Schar – they broke ground on the first US manufacturing facility!!  This is very exciting for Europe’s #1 gluten-free food manufacturer.  The new facility will be over 50,000 square feet!  There are a lot of changes in store for Schar in 2011 – here is a brief outline of them:

1. We will continue to innovate and to expand our product line to bring you the best tasting gluten-free foods with superior nutritional value. The first new products are our two frozen breads, Schar Hearty Grain and our fortified Hearty White bread. This month, look in your grocer’s freezer for these delicious breads.

2. We will increase our manufacturing capabilities and add to our nationwide distribution. This January, Schar will break ground for a brand new plant in the United States. As with all of our production facilities, this plant is dedicated gluten-free and designed to meet the highest quality standards worldwide.

3. We will expand our information services to make your gluten-free life easier. We are committed to sharing our gluten-free know how and expertise with the gluten-free community. We will keep developing high quality information and educational materials tailored towards the needs of individuals with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Furthermore, we will continue to play a leading role in the gluten-free world, both for consumers and professionals – click here to see our event calendar for the next months.

I am super excited about trying the Hearty Grain and Hearty White breads!  Finding gluten-free bread that is fortified like breads made with gluten is not easy.  It is nice to see companies that are making this a priority.  I have sampled a good number of products made by Schar and I can’t think of one that I didn’t like.  The pasta is probably the best on the market and the sandwich rolls are great for burgers or deli sandwiches. 

Here are a couple of pictures of the groundbreaking:


(from left to right): Lorenz Kofler – Executive Director, Production, Dr. Schär Srl; Hannes Berger – Executive Director, Marketing/Sales/Supply Chain, Dr. Schär Srl and CEO, Schar USA Inc., Paul Altieri – Director of U.S. Production, Donna George – President and COO Schar USA Inc., The Honorable Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno of New Jersey, Freeholder Director Robert Damminger of Gloucester County, NJ.


What are your favorite Schar products?

Article Written by:

Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Caryn Talty says:

    Thanks for sharing the news. This is really exciting for celiac sufferers in the U.S. Is the U.S. plant going to use codex wheat? I know there was a company that tried to bring it to the U.S. a few years ago called Toro and they have since closed their doors. The owner said she had a hard time selling the product to the U.S. consumer and that there were a lot of misconceptions on the safety of codex wheat.

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