GFCO is committed to ensuring consumers receive accurate information concerning GFCO-certified products. Most GFCO-certified products display the following certification mark on the product packaging:
If an altered version of this mark appears on product packaging, please contact GFCO to ensure the product is an authentically GFCO-certified product before consuming or using the product.
GFCO licenses the rights to use its certification marks to third party companies (manufacturers, brand owners, retailers, etc.). GFCO has a detailed contractual and enforcement scheme to ensure its certification marks are being used properly. However, situations may arise when companies are improperly using GFCO’s certification marks. In some instances, the improper usage may be an inadvertent error and may not mean that the product is harmful; however, GFCO advises consumers to exercise caution and contact GFCO before consuming or using any product with packaging displaying a questionable version of the certification mark.
This webpage is intended to keep consumers apprised of important safety alerts when it comes to GFCO’s attention that its certification marks are being improperly used on non-certified products. The information on this page is current to the best of GFCO’s knowledge, but GFCO does not warrant that this is an exhaustive list of all mislabeling that may occur in the marketplace. Again, if you have questions or concerns about a specific product, you should contact GFCO directly prior to consuming or using the product.
5/18/18: GFCO has received a report that a package of Ancient Harvest Gluten Free Elbows was found to contain both elbow and penne pasta pieces. GFCO has spoken to the manufacturer, who confirmed that this product is made in a 100% dedicated gluten-free facility, and that this product presents no risk to gluten-free consumers. The manufacturer is following up on this quality issue, but the product presents no safety concern. [Lot Information: Best By 10/02/2019 7275 CF6A].
5/17/18: GFCO has learned that Nothin’ But Foods Cinnamon Raisin Granola Cookie Bites, bearing the GFCO certification logo, have been produced with barley malt extract as an ingredient. GFCO does not certify any product that contains barley malt extract, and we are in contact with the manufacturer. Gluten-free consumers should not use this product, and should check the ingredient list of all Nothin’ But Foods products bearing the GF logo to ensure that they do not contain barley malt extract.
5/8/18: GFCO has learned that MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50, bearing the GFCO certification logo, has been produced with hydrolyzed wheat protein as an ingredient. GFCO does not certify any product that contains hydrolyzed wheat protein, and we are in contact with the manufacturer. Gluten-free consumers should not use this product, and should check the ingredient list of all Mychelle products bearing the GF logo to ensure that they do not contain hydrolyzed wheat protein.
5/4/18: GFCO has learned that, prior to April 22, 2018, Nuts.com was using GFCO’s certification mark on at least one product that was not GFCO-certified gluten-free. To GFCO’s knowledge, Nuts.com is now using GFCO’s certification marks appropriately; however, if you purchased Nuts.com products prior to April 22, 2018, non-GFCO-certified products may incorrectly bear a GFCO certification mark. And while Nuts.com assures GFCO that it has remedied the issue, it is possible that Nuts.com products may still incorrectly bear the GFCO certification mark. Please contact GFCO to confirm the certification status of products purchased from Nuts.com prior to consuming or using them