Earlier this week SGS became the first certification body approved to audit against the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) standards worldwide. GFCO, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group, is globally recognized, providing independent certification services to gluten-free product producers. The program, which has certified more than 40,000 products from more than 900 companies in 29 countries, requires product reviews, on-site inspections, testing and ongoing compliance activities. The third-party certification verifies that a product meets strict gluten-free standards, ensuring valid gluten-free processes were followed during manufacturing.
SGS will be conducting the GFCO audits as a stand-alone service or in combination with its Food Safety certification audits.