Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) provides an independent service to supervise gluten-free food production according to a consistent, defined, science-based standard that is confirmed by field inspections, in order to achieve heightened consumer confidence and safety.
GFCO envisions simplified consumer identification of gluten-free foods based upon the presence of the GF Certification Mark on product labels, and that this mark is known as the gluten-free standard for consumers.
GFCO seeks to improve the health of those living on a gluten-free diet by providing a system that ensures standards, which are based on sound scientific research.
GFCO provides consumers and manufacturers confidence in knowing, that products labeled with the GFCO certification mark meet the strictest standards for gluten-free. These voluntary standards go beyond the requirements of government laws and regulations in order to ensure public confidence.
GFCO provides a uniform system, using strict standards to certify a product gluten-free and enables people to easily identify GF foods with confidence.
GFCO’s primary responsibilities are to
1) Contribute to the health of consumers with gluten intolerance, by offering a certification mark for gluten-free foods that meet stringently high inspection standards, based on scientific research.
2) Recognize and support food manufacturers, who provide safe gluten-free products.
3) Make decisions and actions that which do not knowingly compromise or impair consumer health.