CERTIFICATION UPDATES AND REMINDERS
UPDATE: There are no certification updates at this time.

REMINDERS
  • Testing records for Quarter 2 were due on July 10th. The GFCO standard requires that ingredient, equipment, and finished product testing are submitted quarterly – standard 70 (page 68). If you have not submitted your Q2 testing data, or informed us if you had no production during the second quarter, please send that information to testing@gluten.org.

  • All product and ingredient changes, including supplier changes must be submitted for review by GFCO, as a condition of your certification contract - standards 8, 34 (pages 50, 58 of the standards manual): Remaining compliant with GFCO certification standards will reduce the risk of a recall. 


INDUSTRY NEWS
Did you see us in Food Safety magazine? The oat shortage continues to be an issue for manufacturers and consumers alike. Our regulatory manager, Laura Allred, weighs in on best practices for sourcing gluten-free oats.

GIG’s leadership team was recently featured on The Natural View: Leadership Spotlight by Whole Foods Magazine. Take a listen to learn more about our organization, what drives us, and where we are headed in the future.

Did you know?


The GFCO certification is a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group of NA, with over 25,000 consumer members.
Revenue from GFCO funds in part social efforts such as:

GIG Cares delivers GFCO-certified food to hundreds of families facing food insecurity every month. With 1 in 6 gluten-free families facing food insecurity, hunger is real. There are currently dozens of families on the waitlist for services, and that list grows every day. We need your help to do more.  

  1. If you are in the Seattle, Tacoma, or Olympia, WA area, COME to “A NIGHT TO CARE”, a fundraising gala on August 27th in Tacoma, WA. Bring your family. Bring friends. Experience a 4-course gluten-free dinner. Participate in silent and live auctions. REGISTER TODAY 
  2. Participate in our Virtual Auction on Saturday, August 27th to help raise funds.  SIGN ME UP
  3. Donation auction items, shelf-stable products or provide GIG Cares with a discount on bulk sales. Contact Caresadmin@gigcares.org for more information.
 
The GF Teen Summit is an annual event for gluten-free teens. This year Teen Summit was held at the Culinary Institute of America. The teens rocked the kitchens at the CIA, learning new gluten-free skills and cooking like pros. See the highlights here Special thanks to New Hope's Natural Product Expo for sponsoring this event!
 

GIG’s Kids Camps give kids of all ages the chance to have a normal camp experience, with confidence GIG has prepared GF versions of the regular camp menus. We cook at Camp Sealth Camp Fire Camp on Vashon Island, WA and YMCA Camp Kanata, North Carolina.
 
Special thanks to our camp sponsors and donors including:
Tribe 9 - Taste Republic pasta party 
 Milton's Craft Bakers - pizza party for all the campers. 
 Katz gluten-free - supplying thesweet treats   

 
Interested in being a camp, summit, or other community sponsor?

From 6/1 - 9/2, GFCO's offices will be operating Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday.
GFCO CONTACTS 
Paul Vachris, Program Manager, paul.vachris@gluten.org
Laura Allred, Regulatory Manager, laura.allred@gluten.org
Testing Submissions — testing@gluten.org
Logo Submissions — gfco.branding@gluten.org
Positive Results — gfco.alerts@gluten.org