European gluten free food manufacturer Schar has started construction of its first US manufacturing facility, in Logan Township, New Jersey.
The new $15m 50,000-square-foot facility is expected to create about 50 jobs, the company said. The manufacturer of gluten free breads, rolls, pasta, cookies, crackers and frozen meals already markets its products in the United States; Schar USA was incorporated in 2007.
“This new state-of-the-art gluten-free facility marks yet another important step in Schar’s continued growth in the United States,” said Donna George, president and COO of Schar USA. “We will continue to introduce innovative gluten-free foods into supermarkets and health food stores across the country. As we look to become the US market leader in gluten-free foods and innovation, New Jersey is a perfect location to support our national distribution and growth.”