GFCO Program Wraps Up Strong Year with 1,026 Gluten-Free Product Certifications

AUBURN, Wash. (March 9, 2021)— In 2020, a multitude of snacks, desserts, beverages, sauces and bread were certified gluten-free by Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). The recognition of the need to build consumer trust and serve certified gluten-free products grew in 2020, leading to GFCO certifying 1,026 products from 107 brands. GFCO’s newly rebranded gluten-free certification mark is a symbol of trust for the gluten-free community due to the unmatched reliability for meeting the strictest of gluten-free standards it represents.

 

The following products were certified by GFCO:

 

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 47 countries. GIG empowers the gluten-free community through consumer support, advocacy and education. 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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