NEWARK, NJ — Golden Platter Foods plans to launch a line of gluten-free chicken nuggets, patties and tenders. According to market research, US sales of gluten-free foods have more than doubled since 2005, said Scott Bennett, president of Golden Platter Foods.

“As they learn more and more about their dietary restrictions, gluten-intolerant consumers are demanding food that will satisfy their needs. Initial reaction from supermarket chain buyers has helped to confirm the huge opportunity that exists to satisfy the rapidly growing demand for tasty gluten-free alternatives,” he added.

The products will be introduced at Natural Products Expo East in late September. Product will next be available in chain stores regionally and ultimately followed by national distribution. The products are in 24-oz. packages and have a suggested retail price of $6.99.