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Topper’s Pizza adds lactose-free mozzarella to menu

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Sudbury, Ont. – Topper’s Pizza has added lactose-free mozzarella to its menu.

The pizza chain, which has 37 locations in Ontario, now offers Galbani Professionale lactose-free pizza mozzarella. In a news release, Topper’s said it is the first pizza chain in Canada to sell offer lactose-free mozzarella.

“Lactose intolerant customers should feel confident they can now indulge in a great pizza experience with our lactose-free offering without discomfort,” said Marie Fennell, president of Topper’s Pizza.

In a new Angus Reid survey of 1,500 Canadians commissioned by Topper’s Pizza, Ontario led the country with 26 per cent answering yes to having food allergies or sensitivities (including lactose). Additionally, provincial residents topped the nation with sentiments such as: “I love cheese but can’t take the pain and discomfort” and “I feel excluded when friends or people around me eat cheesy foods or pizza.”


Among those answering, seven-in-10 Ontarians (69%) said having a lactose free option allows them the freedom to feed their family worry free. This sentiment was especially strong with younger Ontarians (79 per cent for 18-34, 59 per cent for 35-54 and 69 per cent for 55-plus).

Topper’s Pizza conducted the survey to get a benchmark on provincial attitudes regarding lactose intolerance and alternative menu items.

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