AUBURN, Wash. (June 28, 2018)—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the industry leader in the certification of gluten-free products and food services, certified 449 products in April and May through its Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) program. Forty-eight brands received gluten-free certification for products ranging from salad dressing, cake mix, pretzels, fruit snacks and other products. This is the largest group of products certified this year, underscoring the growing consumer demand for gluten-free products. Products certified by GFCO, which carry the “Certified Gluten-Free” logo, meet the GFCO standard of 10 ppm-or-less gluten.
GFCO certified products during April and May include the following:
About the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)
The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association funded by private donations, fundraising, sponsorship opportunities and industry programs. It relies on tax-deductible contributions to support its many innovative industry, service, social and awareness programs. GIG has been a highly respected leader in the gluten-free community since it was founded in 1974. In addition to more than 70 local branches across the United States, GIG has increased its presence internationally to over 29 countries. GIG empowers the gluten-free community through consumer support, advocacy and education. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of GIG, is a leader in the verification of quality, integrity and purity of gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) Certification Program is a proven model of established best practices for food service facilities offering gluten-free options. GIG is committed to ongoing food safety research to assure customers and consumers the highest level of excellence in its gluten-free programs and services. For information, visit www.gluten.org.
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