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Location : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
How long since diagnosed? : 4 years misdiagnosed 15 years
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Registration date : 2007-10-02

PostSubject: OU's New Food Safety Program for Gluten intolerant folks   Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:08 pm

New Food Safety Program - Independent Certification Program for Gluten-Free Food Processing

The Gluten Intolerance Group® is pleased to announce our gluten-free food certification program, the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), the first program of its kind in the world! This new independent food processing inspection program will verify that food products meet the highest standards for gluten-free ingredients and a safe processing environment. Food products meeting these high standards will receive our GF certification mark, allowing gluten-free consumers to easily identify foods that are free of gluten and possible cross-contamination from gluten.

Key elements of the GFCO process include:

* Ingredients review, down to the original supplier
* Onsite inspections by experienced, trained independent (third party) Field Inspection Agents
* Product and ingredient testing using scientifically AOAC approved testing methods
* GFCO certification mark located on product packages for easy identification

The GFCO was developed in cooperation with the Food Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the Orthodox Union (the “OU” ), the world’s largest and oldest kosher certification agency. The OU’s nearly 500 field representatives, proficient in modern food production techniques and chemical and biological processes, will conduct plant inspections and product reviews for the GFCO.

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Location : Germany
How long since diagnosed? : a long while now
Registration date : 2007-10-11

PostSubject: Re: OU's New Food Safety Program for Gluten intolerant folks   Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:54 am

Now that is good to know once I come back state side!!!! thank you for posting it!!
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