Rudi's opens gluten-free facility

Rudi's opens gluten-free facility

Bakery remodel adds 10,000 square feet of production space, expected to double the weekly output of both the organic and gluten-free production lines.

Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a national leader in the production of organic and gluten-free breads, baked goods and snacks, today announced the completion of an expansion to its Boulder bakery. The expanded bakery will allow Rudi’s Organic to increase production of both its Rudi’s Organic and Rudi’s Gluten-Free products by moving the baking of its gluten-free products to an exclusively gluten-free production room. The new dedicated gluten-free bakery, adjacent to the existing organic bakery, will feature state-of-the-art equipment and ovens to enable Rudi’s to continue to grow with the market. Rudi’s Organic products are available nationally at natural foods stores and select mainstream supermarkets and the expansion of the bakery will allow the company to better meet growing retailer demands for its products.

“Since our humble beginnings more than 35 years ago, Rudi’s Organic has been passionate about the belief that there is a better, brighter way to bake breads,” said Doug Radi, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Rudi’s Organic Bakery. “It’s exciting to see that our retail customers, as well as consumers, agree with our commitment to these values and we’re able to continue to grow and provide healthy and delicious organic and gluten-free baked goods that the whole family can enjoy.”

Rudi’s Organic made the choice to expand its bakery based on growing retailer and sales demands. The new bakery remodel adds over 10,000 square feet of production space, which is expected to nearly double the weekly output of both the organic and gluten-free production lines. The expansion will shift production schedules, allowing for both organic and gluten-free products to be produced every day of the week, rather than having to rotate between the two brands, including a thorough cleaning process to ensure zero cross-contamination. Lastly, the new bakery will add 45 employees to help staff the increased production schedule and capacity.

One of the most exciting attributes of the remodeled bakery is the new dedicated gluten-free line. While Rudi’s Gluten-Free products have always been certified gluten-free and carry the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) seal, Rudi’s Gluten-Free fans will be excited to know that all products are created in an exclusively gluten-free facility.


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