What We Do

For over 46 years, Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has led the way in helping support your health and safety when it comes to living gluten-free. We understand the challenges you face as you omit gluten from your life. Whether you are making a personal choice or a medical one, we are here with you every step of the way. Connect with a GIG support group near you, access our gluten-free resources, and look out for our gluten-free certification mark on the products you bring into your home. Safety. Trust. Transparency. That's what GIG is all about. 

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Our Mission

Making life easier for everyone living gluten-free is the mission of the Gluten Intolerance Group.

Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone living gluten-free has access to the products, services, and resources they need to thrive.

Everyone living gluten-free is on a journey. You, or your child, may have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease. Maybe you are curious if gluten-sensitivity could be the cause of your health problem. Perhaps you are a gluten-free guru who wants to stay on top of the latest information and research. No matter where you are on your gluten-free journey, we are so glad that you found us! 

Support Groups

 Be a part of a caring and supportive gluten-free community in your area. We have over 90 adult and youth support groups worldwide. Connect with like-minded people, share tips, recommend places to eat, swap recipes, and know that you're not alone in your quest to live a safe, gluten-free life. 

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Generation GF

 Raising confident kids, teens, and young adults can be challenging, even without dealing with food-related sensitivities, allergies or disease. Our Generation GF program offers age-appropriate resources, gluten-free camps, and chances to connect with other GF kids through our Mentorship Project and events like our GF Teen Summit. 

Education

Want to learn more about living with gluten sensitivities, and celiac disease? You've come to the right place! Access resources on our website, including alerts, articles and printables. We also reach out to school nurses, the medical community and food industry to help create safer, more supportive environments for everyone living gluten-free. 

Food Safety Research

Our food safety team include scientists who conduct research, examine the data, and provide guidance to the food industry. Science dictates our standard, and you, the consumer, benefits from better information about the safety of gluten-free foods. 

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GFCO Certification Program

Our Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) works with manufacturers around the world to ensure that products bearing our Certified Gluten-Free mark contain 10ppm of gluten or less. Our criteria for certifying gluten-free products are twice as strict as the FDA’s standards. Our goal is to help keep you, and your loved ones, safely gluten-free. 

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GFFS Validation Program

We do much more than inspect and certify products. Our Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) program works with restaurants, hospitals, senior living facilities, college campuses, and more to ensure their staff knows how to prepare and serve food that is safely gluten-free. GFFS-validated Safe Spots have gone through our education, training, and review process. You can learn more on the GFFS website. 

Annual Reports

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations received are tax deductible. GIG is recognized as one of America's Best Charities (ABC), meeting the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness. We also have a Platinum Rating from GuideStar, the highest level of recognition from the world's largest source of information about nonprofit organizations. 

2016

The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2016 Annual Report

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2017

The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2017 Annual Report

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2018

The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2018 Annual Report

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2019

The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2019 Annual Report

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2020

The Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) 2020 Annual Report

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