Auburn, WA—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) certified 2,203 products made by 196 brands in 2018, according to apress release.
The press release said that the products encompassed food, beverage, nonfood, and pharmacy items, and ranged from bakery goods to vodka, cotton candy to a children’s decongestant.
GIG’s Gluten-Free Certification Organization program currently certifies more than 52,000 products made by over 2,500 brands in 47 countries, the release noted.
Chris Rich, VP of marketing & development at GIG, said in the release, “Consumers today are demanding transparency, accountability, and authenticity in food processing, and manufacturers worldwide continue to turn to GFCO’s third-party certification to secure the trust of the gluten-free community. With no cure for celiac disease and gluten intolerance, consumers will continue to demand gluten-free products.”