As a gluten-free consumer, you’ve been there. You have found yourself standing in a grocery store aisle, staring at the back of a product package, trying to interpret the labels and the warnings. As part of this great community, you know first hand the confusion that comes with advisory labels, ingredients, and precautionary statements on packages. For example, the package says that it’s gluten-free but here’s a statement that says it’s made in the same facility that processes wheat. Or my product has a gluten-free statement but my home test says that it contains gluten..what do I trust?
Seeing this consumer confusion and knowing that part of GIG’s Mission is to empower the gluten-free community through consumer support and education, GIG has put together a series of informational pieces to address the questions that you have and inspire buyer confidence.
Labeling of Gluten-Free Foods White Paper – This White Paper provides a quick reference guide for labeling on gluten-free foods and explains the importance of the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) logo. Any product certified by GFCO is safe for those with celiac disease or any other gluten-related disorder.
Interpreting Allergen & Advisory Statements on GFCO Certified Products – This easy to follow infographic is a “how to” when it comes to interpreting allergen and advisory statements on GFCO certified products. Quick information points answer why companies add the label and what the bottom line is for the gluten-free consumer.
In addition, GIG recently held our Gluten-Free Labels 101 webinar featuring our experts in the fields of regulatory standards, nutrition, and food safety. A recording of this webinar will be available shortly so keep checking this site, www.gluten.org, and our GIG social media pages in the days to come.