Auburn, WA—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) certified 2,203 products made by 196 brands in 2018, according to a press 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.”