Demand for Gluten-free Certification Continues to Rise

Demand for Gluten-free Certification Continues to Rise

Gluten Intolerance Group’s GFCO Program Certifies 2,045 Products in 2021

 

AUBURN, Wash.

(January 4, 2022)—Throughout 2021, Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), one of the world’s leading gluten-free certification programs, certified 2,045 products from 171 brands, helping consumer packaged goods manufacturers meet the growing demand for products verified as gluten-free. Gluten-free consumers around the world put their faith in products bearing the recognizable GFCO mark that certifies the product contains 10 parts per million (ppm) of gluten or less, which is twice as strict as the FDA’s standard. The distinctive GFCO mark has become a symbol of trust that reduces the need for gluten-free consumers to read labels in order to confirm a product is safe to use or consume. GFCO has certified more than 60,000 products globally.

Categories achieving GFCO’s stringent safety requirements during 2021 included a wide variety of pastas, salsas, snacks, condiments, baked goods and ingredients, trail mixes, desserts, fruit bars and supplements. The following products were certified by GFCO in 2021:

About the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association funded by private donations, sponsorship opportunities and food safety programs. It relies on tax-deductible contributions to support its many innovative industry, service, social and awareness programs. GIG has been a highly respected leader in the gluten-free community since it was founded in 1974. In addition to more than 80 local support groups across the United States, GIG has increased its presence internationally to 50 countries. GIG’s mission is to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free and does this through consumer support, education and its food safety programs. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of GIG, is a leader in the verification of quality, integrity and purity of gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) program is a proven model of established best practices for foodservice facilities offering gluten-free options. GIG is committed to ongoing food safety research to assure customers and consumers the highest level of excellence in its gluten-free programs and services. For information, visit www.gluten.org.

 

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