Celiac.com 07/27/2017 - The Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) was founded in 2005 by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) to offer independent certification to manufacturers of gluten-free products.
The GFCO also confirms the validity of a manufacturer's gluten-free processes, and substantiates claims about the products.
To ensure quality of Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) standards, the GIG has retained New Jersey-based certification company SGS, whose inspection, verification, testing and certification services are globally respected for quality and integrity.
According to SGS, the GFCO audits will either be combined with SGS' Food Safety certification audits, or conducted as a standalone service.
Those seeking rigid gluten-free standards can look for the GFCO label on products labeled "gluten-free."