The gluten-free product market is one of the fastest growing consumer life and health choice markets. Gluten free certification gives consumers confidence and trust in your products and manufacturing processes.
In a recent survey of over 5000 consumers 76% of the consumers polled said they look for gluten-free certification on packages. 97% of those polled are brand loyal.
Food Safety Plus in partnership with Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) is here to help you win consumer confidence and loyalty by providing third-party certification.
GFCO sets the highest standards in quality control and assurance for Gluten Free Certification. Our program involves risk assessment, plant audits, equipment testing, and product testing both in the plant and at point of consumer purchase.
Established in 2005, the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) is an industry program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). GFCO is dedicated to providing certification services to producers of gluten-free products using quality assessment and control measures throughout production, in order to provide assurance to consumers of the safety of their foods.
GFCO is the largest and fastest growing gluten free certification organization in North America certifying tens of thousands of products domestically and internationally.
Gluten Free Certification with GFCO will demonstrate your commitment to gluten free products with the added benefits of:
The Gluten Free Certification Organization standard is founded upon proven, globally recognized and science-based food safety protocols. The GFCO standard does not rely solely on analytical testing results and requires food producers to implement a gluten free management system that is verified annually by a trained and approved auditor who is employed by a GFCO licensed certification body.
All manufacturing plants producing GFCO certified products are required to submit finished product testing on a regular basis for the GFCO for review. GFCO requires that all finished products using the GFCO Logo contain 10ppm or less of gluten. In Australia, products using the GFCO Logo must contain 0ppm of gluten.
Time required to complete the gluten free certification process takes on average 6-18 weeks and, depends on the complexity of you application, location of facility, and plant inspection. Gluten free certification is available Australia wide including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.