Gluten Free & Kosher Certification
Dual Inspection Process
Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) and Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) have partnered to offer a dual-inspection process for food manufacturers and food companies who process and sell both gluten-free and organic products. GFCO, a program under the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, tests gluten‐free products for quality and purity.
Under this partnership both organizations will coordinate the scheduling of a simultaneous audit for organic and gluten-free certifications. It will help companies save time and money by streamlining the inspection process and having one combined audit for gluten-free and organic products. This reduces the amount of audit fees and traveling expenses paid by the company.
Who Is The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)?
Established in 2005, The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), an industry program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), is dedicated to providing certification services to producers of gluten-free products using quality assessment and control measures throughout production, in order to provide assurance to consumers of the safety of their foods.
The GFCO is an industry program of the Gluten Intolerance Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders live healthy lives.
For More Information
If you are interested in dual certification…
If you are interested in gluten-free certification only…
- Contact GFCO’s Director of Industry Programs, Channon Quinn
- Learn more about GFCO here
- Call GFCO at their Auburn, WA offices (253) 218-2956
Download GFCO’s informational brochure here…
Gluten-Free Certification (2001)
The word kosher is an adaptation of the Hebrew word meaning “fit” or “proper.” It refers to foodstuffs that meet the dietary requirements of Jewish Law. The barometer of kosher and non-kosher depends on two variables: the source of the ingredients and the status of the production equipment. Kosher certification, which is the guarantee that the food meets kosher requirements, revolves around these two criteria.
If your company is interested in learning more about Kosher certification, contact PCO’s Director of Operations, Diana Underwood or call her at the PCO Spring Mills, PA offices (814) 422-0251.