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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
Cell:  267-481-1786
Fax:  267-354-6973

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Americans Say Yes to Gluten-Free

July 31, 2015 1:42 am

America has spoken: gluten-free is the way to be.

According to a recent report by market research publisher Packaged Facts, over a third of respondents say gluten-free is an important factor when shopping for foods, in part due to its superior healthfulness. The “gluten-free” label has been a particularly strong selling point in salty snacks, such as tortilla chips.

“Even those who are not gluten-sensitive are attracted to gluten-free salty snacks because they seem to add another check mark to the list of perceived requirements for better-for-you salty snacks,” explains Packaged Facts Research Director David Sprinkle. Gluten-free salty snacks lead gluten-free sales by an overwhelming margin, dwarfing other popular foods such as gluten-free crackers and gluten-free pasta.

The majority of respondents note the nutritional content and ingredients in the groceries they buy, reflecting a growing trend of rejecting artificial additives, long ingredient lists and unpronounceable food ingredients.

Source: Packaged Facts

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Pest Prevention as Easy as 1, 2, 3

July 31, 2015 1:42 am

Pest prevention is a matter of homeowner diligence – establishing cleanliness habits and maintaining pest-prone fixtures regularly. According to the pest control experts at Assured Environments, pest problems can be avoided in three simple steps.

1. Establish Storage Habits – Keep all garbage in tightly sealed containers and empty trash receptacles regularly. Be diligent about safe food storage. Keep food items in sealed containers and never keep anything past its expiration.

2. Maintain Plumbing System – Keep all pipes in working order. Ensure there are no leaky patches in roofs and do not let water accumulate. Make sure toilets do not back up. Use dehumidifiers in basement storage areas.

3. Inspect Wood Structures – Termites and other small creatures are highly attracted to rotting wood. Ensure all wood structures on the property are well-maintained. Note any openings and seal them to stop small rodents and insects from entering.

Source: Assured Environments

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