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   Gluten-Free Dairy Market Continues Impressive Expansion
by Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)
Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 3:44PM EST

AUBURN, Wash. — 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:

  • 365 Everyday Value—seven products certified, including Almond Coconut Chip Frozen Dessert and Peanut Butter Swirl Almond Frozen Dessert
  • Chosen Foods—18 products certified, including Avocado Mayo Oil and Lemon Garlic Dressing
  • Craize—four products certified, including Platano Maize Thins and Roasted Arepa
  • CrrrunchBites—nine products certified, including Sea Salt Almonds and BBQ Almonds
  • Daddy Sam’s—three products certified, including Ginger Jalapeno Bar-B-Que Sawce and Salmon & Seafood Glaze
  • Dana’s Bakery—three products certified, including Fruity Cereal Macaron Making Kit and Red Velvet macaron Making Kit
  • DePuma’s—19 products certified, including Butternut Squash Ravioli and Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
  • Eat Your Coffee—eight products certified, including Caramel Macchiato CoffeeBar and Peanut Butter CoffeeBar
  • El Milagro—five products certified, including Homestyle Corn Tostadas and Blancas White Corn Tortillas
  • Ener-G Foods—eight products certified, including Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls and Texas Toast
  • Great Value—two products certified, including Crispy Marshmallow Treats Birthday and Original
  • Green Valley Organics—20 products certified, including Lactose Free Blueberry Low-Fat Yogurt and Lactose Free Sour Cream
  • Handfulls—six products certified, including Lakeshore Trail Mix and Bangkok Backpack Blend
  • Ikeda Tea World—19 products certified, including Matcha 250 and Sencha
  • IQ Bar—3 products certified, including Blueberry Walnut Bar and Matcha Hazelnut Bar
  • Julie’s Real—4 products certified, including Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Almond Butter and Coconut Vanilla Bean Cashew Butter
  • Lieber—six products certified, including Rice bits-Sea Salt Flavor and Rice Thins-Onion & Garlic Flavor
  • Madre Lab Inc.—18 products certified, including Lip Gloss-Berry Kiss and Lipstick-Ready Red
  • Munch-real—12 products certified, including Candy Cookies and Marble Cake
  • Muskaan—four products certified, including Lipstick-Fuschia and Lipstick-Violet
  • North River Dry Goods—three products certified, including Split Pea Crunch Jalapeno and Split Pea Crunch Smoke Shack
  • PureLytes—three products certified, including Coconut Blueberry and Coconut Pineapple
  • Redwood Hill Farm—10 products certified, including Blueberry Goat Milk Yogurt and Vanilla Goat Milk Yogurt
  • SHANTI BAR—13 products certified, including Boost-Coconut and Recover-Turmeric
  • Social Paint—five products certified, including Lip Gloss-Cha Cha Cha and Lip Gloss-Pucker
  • IL Pastaio Srl—certified manufacturing facility in Torbole Casaglia, Italy
  • JTM Foods, LLC—certified manufacturing facility in Erie, Pa.
  • Smith Foods, Inc.—certified manufacturing facility in Orrville, Ohio

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.

Source: Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)


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