The gluten-free community is strong, powerful—and in our opinion, in need of greater unity. As a guiding force in the gluten-free community, the Gluten Intolerance Group is developing this network to work together for information-sharing, to build comradery, and powerful team efforts. We are stronger together. Is your interest piqued? Let’s dive in.
AUBURN, Wash. (Jan. 2020)—In the last two months of 2019, a wide variety of desserts, spreads, beverages, breads, sauces and snacks were certified gluten-free by Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), one of the world’s leading gluten-free certification programs. Through the months of November and December, GFCO certified 103 products from 21 brands. Products carrying the GF logo represent the unmatched reliability for meeting strict gluten-free standards due to GFCO’s stringent desk audits of ingredients and suppliers with regular on-site inspections and monitoring of test results to ensure standards are met. GFCO’s GF logo stands for independent verification of quality, integrity and purity of products.
This year, we’re embracing change. We decided to use our Giving Tuesday not as a request to donors, but as a way to show appreciation and give back for all that you’ve done to keep us strong for the good of the community. We gave 50 GIG reward bags to the first 50 new GIG members who register on the gluten.org website. Now as we approach the end of 2019, we are asking for your continued support in pursuing new opportunities that will empower our community entering a new decade. Your contributions this year will grant us the ability to do additional food safety research and continue the growth of our food service programs. We want to continue our outreach to kids and their families by providing more scholarships for gluten-free camps and bring in the best doctors, dietitians, and chefs to speak at our Gluten-Free Teen Summit this June.
We are excited to announce the return of the Generation GF Teen Summit to Orlando, FL in 2020! The site will be the Hilton Disney Springs and event dates are from June 24th to June 27th.
The goal of the Generation GF Teen Summit is to provide the platform and resources for our gluten-free teens and young adults to discuss topics that are relevant to them, as they go through the every day challenges of being a teenager following a restricted diet.
CALLING ALL GLUTEN-FREE TEENS--BIG NEWS! Announcing the launch of our GLUTEN-FREE TEEN MENTORSHIP PROJECT coming in 2020! Are you a teen interested in mentoring other kids and teens about living gluten-free? Do you love talking to and helping others? Looking for a volunteering opportunity? If the answer is YES email your name, age, city, and state to GenerationGF@gluten.org for more information. A huge shout out to Schär and Jones Dairy Farm for sponsoring this exciting new initiative!
AUBURN, Wash. (11/2019)—During this fall, a wide variety of snacks, proteins and drink mixes with trendy flavors, from blood orange to pumpkin spice, were officially certified as gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group’s Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). From September through October, GFCO certified 123 products from 15 brands. More leading food manufacturers continue to commit to providing safe foods for those following a gluten-free diet through offering high-quality, reliable gluten-free products. GFCO’s stringent review process includes plant audits, equipment testing, risk assessment and product testing in the plant and at the point of purchase.