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Allergen & Gluten Free Expo
The Allergen & Gluten Free Expo, being Saturday, October 19th from 10am-3pm, is a FREE comprehensive educational experience for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, gluten sensitivities and celiac disease.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the free event, located throughout the lower level of Crossgates.
The expo is open to the public and will feature 40 exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and an ability for attendees to interact with nurses and physicians of Albany Med and Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample and purchase a range of food items and discover the newest products available to allergen families.
The event is headlined by MVP Health Care.
The expo will feature 40 exhibitors with products and services geared toward the allergen & gluten free population. It will also feature the following cooking demonstrations:
- 11am – Chef Anand Jayapal of Swifty’s in Troy, and maker of Sydney’s gluten free sauces, will host a nut, dairy and gluten free demonstration on the Price Chopper / Market 32 Main Stage, located near Lord & Taylor.
- 12:30 pm – Author and blogger Jodie Fitz will host an “Allergy-Friendly Family Meals” demonstration on the Price Chopper / Market 32 Main Stage, located near Lord & Taylor.
- 2 pm – Baker Jessica Smith of A Different Blend Bakery will host a dairy and gluten free muffin demonstration on the Price Chopper / Market 32 Main Stage, located near Lord & Taylor.
The “Ask the Doctor” booth, featuring Dr. Arthur Ostrov of Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology, will be an additional highlight of the event. Dr. Ostrov will be available to address questions and concerns regarding celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other gastrointestinal issues. Albany Med will also be on hand with a nurse practitioner specializing in Allergies and Immunology.
Product samples from national brands Pamela’s, Luna Bar, Cabot Cheese, WOWButter, CrunchMaker, Canyon Bakery and more will also be on hand.