By Gary Anderson

Genius Gluten Free will provide gluten free and wheat free products at next month's Commonwealth Games ©Genius Gluten FreeGenius Gluten Free has been announced as the official provider of gluten free baked products for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which are due to get underway next month.

The company will provide a range of bread, rolls, pastries, pancakes and pies for consumption throughout the Games.

Bite-sized samples of the produce will be available at the Genius stand at the Glasgow Green Live Zone in the heart of the city which will operate for the duration of the Games, which is due to take place from July 23 to August 3.

Genius will feature at the giant food village within the Glasgow Green Live Zone, known as "The Kitchen" as part of a house party theme and will offer visitors an opportunity to learn about a gluten free lifestyle and sample a range of gluten free products.

The firm's products will be part of the overall Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Food Charter which will showcase the Scottish larder and which organisers claim outlines a commitment to the ethical, safe, and healthy-living standards for all food served across the Games, including traceability.

"The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is an opportunity to showcase Scotland's outstanding produce and the values behind it to our visitors from across the globe," said Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg.

"We are pleased to welcome Genius Gluten Free as the latest member of our sponsor family.

"This gluten-free food option at the Glasgow Green Live Zone adds to the huge diversity of food available for those attending the Games."

Genius products will be available as part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Food Charter ©Genius Gluten FreeGenius products will be available as part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Food Charter ©Genius Gluten Free

Founded in 2009 by professionally trained chef Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Genius has gone on to become one of the United Kingdom's leading producers of gluten free and wheat free products.

The award-winning company based in Edinburgh, currently has over 20 products including breads, rolls, crumpets, pancakes, croissants, pain au chocolate, brioche, pies and pastry.

Many of its products are also available in Australia, Spain, Holland, United Arab Emirates and North America.

Genius chief executive Roz Cuschieri said: "We're delighted to be sponsoring the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, which will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most exciting international sporting events to take place this year.

"The Commonwealth Games is a defining moment for the nation and being at the Games is a fantastic opportunity for Genius to offer athletes and visitors a taste of our gluten free range at the Genius stand on Glasgow Green.

"We're looking forward to being part of such an extraordinary event, and we wish all competing athletes the very best of luck."

To view the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Food Charter in full click here.

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