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Monday, February 8, 2010

News from The Gluten Free Certification Program

This is NOT a product endorsement blog. Instead, it is my way of saying THANK YOU to the companies that care enough about the Gluten-Free community to pursue this Gluten Free Certification Program through the GFCO.

This is not a paid endorsement, either. But Thank you GOD that there are companies out there who care.

For Immediate Release

Gluten Free Certification Organization Announces biggest week in history.

What a week for the Gluten Free Certification Organization!!
We are thrilled to announce the recent certification of the following brands from just this week!
Fage Dairy USA
Wellshire Farms
Conte's Pasta
Mary's Gone Crackers
Nana's Cookie Company
Medifast
Fresh and Ready Foods

The Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) was begun with the intentof making gluten free foods easy to identify for shoppers in grocery stores. Using our motto "Gluten Free That You Can Easily See," we have branched intothe industrial
ingredient market as well. In January, GFCO celebrated theCertification of our 100th company as our Certified Product List grew toover 4,000 products in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Thailand,England, Japan, Israel and Germany combined.

Strict standards and regulation of the Gluten Free CertificationOrganization have kept our program at the top in the gluten free market andhas brought the reputation of our program to the attention of the FDA, Supermarket Guru, national and local news groups and reporting agencies andmost importantly, gluten free consumers.

We are proud to announce the recent certification of these companies and look forward to presenting more new companies in the near future.For more information on the Gluten Free Certification Organization or the companies and products we certify, please visit www.gfco.org.

Channon Quinn
Director of Industry Programs
Gluten Intolerance Group
channon.quinn@gluten.net
(253) 218-2957

1 comment:

administrator said...

Ginger --

My apologies for introducing myself here, but I couldn't find another way to contact you. I wanted to introduce myself and my new site, AllergyEats (www.allergyeats.com), which incidentally publishes the GIG's GFRAP designation for gluten-friendly certified restaurants.

In any case, AllergyEats was 20 months in the making and lists over 600,000 restaurants that can be searched geographically and are sorted based on the restaurant’s level of “allergy friendliness.” This rating is derived from fellow food allergy and intolerant diners who choose to rate the restaurants by answering 3 simple questions. Diners also have the opportunity to add comments to their quantitative ratings as well.

As a standalone restaurant database, AllergyEats is a useful tool for locating places to dine. In addition, however, I have included features such as allergen information, gluten-free menus, industry certifications, and other relevant information where available. The site will grow in value for those with food allergies or intolerances as more restaurants are rated and comments posted.

Please take a look at the site (www.allergyeats.com) and, if you like what you see, I would appreciate a mention and/or link on your blog and any other help in communicating this site to others. The more people who use AllergyEats, the more valuable it is for all of us! I will of course be happy to reciprocate any help you’re willing to give via the AllergyEats Blog, main site, or social networks as well. Also, I would love to reprint relevant articles, if you wish.

If you’d like to contact me, I can be reached at antico@allergyeats.com. If you’d like to see the launch press release, it can be found at www.allergyeats.com/blog/?p=146. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Paul