Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Highlights Value of Protecting Gluten-free Consumers at National Restaurant Association Show 2022


AUBURN, Wash. (May 17, 2022)—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the industry leader in gluten-free food safety, will share knowledge about the value of offering safe, gluten-free food during the National Restaurant Association Show 2022 from May 21-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Show draws restaurant owners and operators interested in emerging trends, unique ingredients and technology innovations. Given that May is Celiac Awareness Month, GIG cites it is excited to have this opportunity to highlight the challenges of living with celiac disease, where avoiding even a trace of gluten is the dietary requirement to remaining healthy. At the event, the company will be showcasing its educational resources and sharing information about accessing safe gluten-free products by choosing those certified by its Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) program and how to receive gluten-free validation through GIG’s Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) program.


In Booth 10019, GIG will meet with restaurant operators and others in the industry to discuss how a growing number of foodservice establishments are building trust with gluten-free consumers by implementing policies to ensure the proper preparation of gluten-free dishes. According to recent GIG research, approximately one quarter of the U.S. population is adopting a gluten-free diet. Among this group, 77% fear dining out. GIG advocates for restaurants, food trucks and other foodservices to offer safe and delicious options for this population.


“Building credibility with gluten-free customers enables restaurants to expand their customer base and enhance loyalty,” said Channon Quinn, COO, GIG. “We look forward to meeting restaurant and foodservice professionals attending the National Restaurant Association Show to share the value of meeting the unique requirements of gluten-free consumers.”


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About the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association funded by private donations, sponsorship opportunities and food safety 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 80 local support groups across the United States, GIG has increased its presence internationally to 50 countries. GIG’s mission is to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free and it does this through consumer support, education and its food safety programs. 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) program is a proven model of established best practices for foodservice 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


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