Food and Drink Manufacturers Receive Gluten-Free Certification for 132 Products from
Gluten Intolerance Group’s GFCO Program in March and April
AUBURN, Wash. (May 21, 2019)— The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the industry leader in the certification of gluten-free products and food services, certified 132 products from 22 brands in March and April through its Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) program. Products receiving certification include teas, pies, tortilla chips and cocktail mixers.
More and more, leading food manufacturers are taking gluten-free food processing very seriously and are committed to public safety by offering high-quality, reliable gluten-free products. From processing to handling and storage, achieving GFCO certification ensures a product meets the highest food safety standards. GFCO’s rigorous review process includes plant audits, equipment testing, risk assessment and product testing in the plant and at the point of purchase. The following products were certified by GFCO in March and April:
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 47 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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