Why GFCO gluten-free certification matters

October 2, 2019

Do you pay attention to the gluten-free labels on your favorite products when strolling down the grocery store aisles or peeking in your pantry? You may be surprised to know that not all certification marks are created equal. GFCO boasts a 10 ppm (lower than the FDA’s 20 ppm) threshold, and is third-party accredited to the ISO 17065 standard by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation—so not only are we holding companies to our standards, but this third-party holds us to international certification standards as well. Talk about extra protection! We also keep companies accountable through our regular process surveillance, conducting audits, and random product testing.

When you spot the GFCO certification mark on a product, you can rest assured that your label-reading can stop there. It surpasses allergen statements (i.e. “processed in a facility that may contain wheat”), risky ingredients (like oats), and any what-ifs that come along with your personal gluten-free risk assessments.

Here's an informative video that will help you understand the difference in standards behind popular certification marks.


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