This webpage is intended to keep consumers apprised of important safety alerts when it comes to GFCO’s attention that its certification marks are being improperly used on non-certified products. The information on this page is current to the best of GFCO’s knowledge, but GFCO does not warrant that this is an exhaustive list of all mislabeling that may occur in the marketplace. Again, if you have questions or concerns about a specific product, you should contact GFCO directly prior to consuming or using the product.
5/30/18 UPDATE TO NOTHIN’ BUT FOODS SAFETY ALERT POSTED 5/17/18: After an investigation by the Nothin’ But Foods brand owner and manufacturing plant, it has been determined that none of the Nothin’ But Foods products bearing the GFCO logo contain barley malt extract. The inclusion of barley malt extract in the ingredient list on the product packaging was a printing error. As soon as the plant discovered the error, they stopped making product in those packages, and discarded any product that had not shipped. Some product in the incorrect packaging was distributed, but because it does not pose a health threat, there are no grounds for an FDA recall. The brand owner and plant have confirmed that they will not produce any more of these products until the packaging has been corrected.
5/18/18: GFCO has received a report that a package of Ancient Harvest Gluten Free Elbows was found to contain both elbow and penne pasta pieces. GFCO has spoken to the manufacturer, who confirmed that this product is made in a 100% dedicated gluten-free facility, and that this product presents no risk to gluten-free consumers. The manufacturer is following up on this quality issue, but the product presents no safety concern. [Lot Information: Best By 10/02/2019 7275 CF6A].
5/17/18: GFCO has learned that Nothin’ But Foods Cinnamon Raisin Granola Cookie Bites, bearing the GFCO certification logo, have been produced with barley malt extract as an ingredient. GFCO does not certify any product that contains barley malt extract, and we are in contact with the manufacturer. Gluten free consumers should not use this product, and should check the ingredient list of all Nothin’ But Foods products bearing the GF logo to ensure that they do not contain barley malt extract.
5/8/18: GFCO has learned that MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50, bearing the GFCO certification logo, has been produced with hydrolyzed wheat protein as an ingredient. GFCO does not certify any product that contains hydrolyzed wheat protein, and we are in contact with the manufacturer. Gluten free consumers should not use this product, and should check the ingredient list of all Mychelle products bearing the GF logo to ensure that they do not contain hydrolyzed wheat protein.
5/4/18: GFCO has learned that, prior to April 22, 2018, Nuts.com was using GFCO’s certification mark on at least one product that was not GFCO-certified gluten free. To GFCO’s knowledge, Nuts.com is now using GFCO’s certification marks appropriately; however, if you purchased Nuts.com products prior to April 22, 2018, non-GFCO-certified products may incorrectly bear a GFCO certification mark. And while Nuts.com assures GFCO that it has remedied the issue, it is possible that Nuts.com products may still incorrectly bear the GFCO certification mark. Please contact GFCO to confirm the certification status of products purchased from Nuts.com prior to consuming or using them.