Gluten-Free Market Continues Impressive Expansion with 212 products from 25 Brands Achieving Recent Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) Certification
AUBURN, Wash. (Dec. 20, 2017)—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the industry leader in the certification of gluten-free products and food services, announces that 212 products received gluten-free certification in October/November, showing the continued expansion of products for the gluten-free market. GIG’s Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) certified products ranging from flavored almonds to lipstick. Additionally, three manufacturing facilities—IL Pastaio Srl, JTM Foods, LLC, and Smith Foods, Inc.—received certification. The following products and facilities were certified:
Products certified by GFCO carry the GF logo, which provides consumers with assurance that the product meets the GFCO standard of 10 ppm-or-less gluten.
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.
Senior Account Executive