GFCO is committed to ensuring consumers receive accurate information concerning GFCO-certified products.
GFCO advises gluten-free consumers to exercise caution and contact GFCO before consuming or using any product with packaging that displays a questionable mark, or one that differs from the ones shown here (different font, proportions, portions removed, etc.).
This webpage is intended to keep consumers aware of important safety alerts regarding GFCO-certified products and products that are incorrectly bearing the GFCO logo. GFCO reserves the right to withdraw the certification of any company whose certified products appear on this page more than once.
The information on this page is current to the best of GFCO’s knowledge, but may not be an up-to-date list of all incidents that may occur in the marketplace. Again, if you have questions or concerns about a specific product, you should contact GFCO directly.
04 Mar 2021
It has come our attention that the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) has been named in a press release from a gluten-free certifier claiming to have an affiliation with GIG’s GFCO program. We wish to make our gluten-free community, advocates, and manufacturers aware that we are in no way connected to this program and have no information or knowledge about the efficacy of their gluten-free standards.
As a non-profit and the trusted leader in gluten-free certification, the primary goal of GFCO is to protect the consumer. Our GFCO certification mark stands for the independent verification of quality and integrity, and products that carry the mark represent unmatched reliability for meeting the strictest of gluten-free standards. We are proud that GFCO’s recognized focus on consumer safety has made it the most widely used and trusted gluten-free certification mark and felt it necessary to eliminate any confusion.
18 Feb 2021
UPDATE TO THE BELLA GLUTEN FREE SAFETY ALERT ISSUED DEC 30, 2020: Bella Gluten-Free continues to display products with the GFCO certification mark on various websites, although their product certification was terminated in April of 2020. An additional webpage has been found improperly displaying the GFCO logo on product packaging:
GFCO wishes to remind consumers that the products shown at this and the following websites are no longer certified, and that we have made multiple requests to Bella Gluten Free to remove these mentions and images from their sites:
If you have questions about a Bella Gluten-Free product, or any product carrying the GFCO logo, please contact us.
21 Jan 2021
GFCO has been made aware that there have been questions regarding the gluten-free status of the Gluten-Free Oreo product sold in Canada. The oat flour used in Gluten-Free Oreo meets GFCO’s 10 ppm threshold as well as the Canadian definition of “specially prepared or processed oats”. Moving forward the company will update the Canadian packaging to more clearly indicate the use of “Gluten-Free whole oat flour”.