AUBURN, Wash. (Aug. 29, 2018) — The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has accredited SCS Global Services (SCS), an internationally recognized third-party certification body, to provide Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) services to food and beverage companies. GFCO, an industry program of GIG, helps manufacturers earn consumer confidence in their products and manufacturing facilities—keys to being successful in the expanding gluten-free market. The announcement highlights the global growth in the demand for certified gluten-free products, which is projected to reach $6.2 billion this year.
“With SCS Global Services serving as a certifying body, we are looking forward to companies having greater reach and more flexibility in obtaining gluten-free certification,” said Cynthia Kupper, CEO of GIG. “We are excited that working with SCS Global Services expands our reach in the international market, allowing more consumer goods manufacturers to provide products that are gluten-free certified.”
SCS Global Services, headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., is one of the world’s pioneering food safety certifiers and provides a full suite of food quality, food safety, organic, non-GMO and sustainability certifications, along with industry training services. SCS is ISO-17065 certified by the American National Standards Institute.
“We are very pleased to join GIG in offering GFCO certification,” said Brandon Nauman, associate managing director in SCS’ Food and Agriculture Division. “Companies can pursue gluten-free certification alone or combine it with other product certifications in a highly efficient manner to satisfy a broad range of customer specifications and consumer market demand.”
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