Manufacturers of 196 Brands Sought Gluten Intolerance Group’s GFCO Certification in 2018
To Ensure Gluten-free Consumers of Quality, Integrity, and Purity of Products
2,203 Products Certified in 2018 Now Carry the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) Logo
AUBURN, Wash. (Jan. 29, 2019)—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the industry leader in the certification of gluten-free products and food services, certified 2,203 products made by 196 brands in 2018. The products, certified through GIG’s Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) program, encompass food, beverage, nonfood and pharmacy items. From bakery goods to vodka, from cotton candy to a children’s decongestant, innovation in gluten-free products continues as consumers’ expectations rise for better product quality and choice. GFCO currently certifies more than 52,000 products made by over 2,500 brands in 47 countries.
“Consumers today are demanding transparency, accountability and authenticity in food processing, and manufacturers worldwide continue to turn to GFCO’s third-party certification to secure the trust of the gluten-free community,” said Chris Rich, vice president of marketing & development, GIG. “With no cure for celiac disease and gluten intolerance, consumers will continue to demand gluten-free products.”