Gluten-free trend strong with 625 new products in 2 months
The gluten-free product and service certification concern Gluten Intolerance Group has put its official stamp of approval on at least 625 products in North America this summer, which the organization said it sees as a good indicator of the strength of interest and investment in this segment of food and food service demands.
In June and July alone, a dozen companies with many dozens more products received the group's certification, as noted by the GF logo on packaging. This image is meant to assure food service providers and their customers that a product meets gluten-free standards of 10 or fewer parts per million of gluten. The logo also indicates that all processes and facilities involved in making the consumable meet strict standards as well.
Some of the companies and products certified this summer include 530 types of nuts, nut butters and other edibles from Jimbo's Jumbos Inc., desserts from Fatboy and Jolly Llama, and crackers and chips from Gluck and Germinal Organic.
The nonprofit Gluten Intolerance Group oversees an array of industry, service, social and awareness programs, including in addition to its certification of gluten-free products.