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Toppers Pizza first chain in Canada to offer lactose-free option

CDHF

Written by: CDHF

Updated: March 7th, 2023

Toppers Pizza is Canada’s first pizza chain to offer lactose-free cheese on its pies at all 37 of its locations.

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation welcomed the move, telling CTV News this is going to make life easier for many people.

“It’s amazing!” said Kelsey Cheyne, executive director.

“There are roughly 44 per cent of Canadians who are lactose intolerant. Normally when someone consumes lactose, an enzyme called lactase helps break it down. But if you’re intolerant, your body doesn’t make enough of that enzyme. As a result, people will feel those digestive issues such as gas, bloating and stomach pain.”

Cheyne said it is becoming more common as more Canadians get older.

“By adulthood, up to 70 per cent of people don’t produce enough lactase to digest milk so it leads to those uncomfortable symptoms when they consume dairy,” she said.

Toppers Pizza is making their lactose-free pizza available at least until the end of the summer. 

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