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Gluten-Free Certification

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Gluten intolerance afflicts millions of people. Up to 18% of the global population suffers from some level of gluten sensitivity, while 1 out of 100 people have celiac disease, which compromises the body’s ability to digest gluten and can lead to debilitating symptoms ranging from abdominal pain and bloating to headaches and depression. Gluten-Free certification empowers these individuals to make sound and safe food choices.


SCS is proud to certify foods and beverages under the strict gluten-free standard developed by the Gluten Intolerance Group and administered by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). GFCO-certified is the largest and fastest growing gluten-free label in North America, stricter than Codex, USA, Canada, the EU and many other country standards. For instance, while the Codex standards, developed by the World Health Organization and UN Food and Agriculture Organization, allow up to 20 parts per million of gluten, GFCO certification requires that foods meet a standard twice that strict – no more than 10 parts per million.

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As a certifier, our job is to apply rigorous auditing and testing requirements.  As a solutions partner, our goal is to work hand-in-glove with our customers to ensure that you get the most out of your certification experience.

Certification benefits you by:

  • Providing assurance to consumers that your products meet the strictest gluten-free standard
  • Satisfying your retail and restaurant customers that your products meet the dietary restrictions of their patrons
  • Provide assurance to international clients and stakeholders of CODEX and regulatory conformance

Companies can pursue gluten free certification alone or efficiently combine it with other product certifications to satisfy a broad range of customer specifications and consumer market demand. 

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