Certified Gluten-Free

We’re proud to announce that fitppl is Certified Gluten-Free. The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has been empowering the gluten-free community through consumer support, advocacy, and education for over four decades. They provide a list of gluten-free recipes, restaurants, and more. GIG’s outreach is not only to those with gluten-related disorders but to everyone who has made the decision to live gluten-free.

What is The GFCO?

The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of GIG, is a leader in the verification of quality, integrity, and purity of gluten-free products. One of the top certification programs in the world, GFCO inspects products and manufacturing facilities for gluten, in an effort to maintain strict industry standards. GFCO has currently certified over 30,000 products in 29 different countries.

Who is Gluten-Free for?

A gluten-free diet is essential to maintaining health and wellness for individuals with gluten-related disorders. But other health-related topics are relevant too. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (also known as gluten sensitivity) is not yet well understood. The gluten-free diet benefits many people with various medical reasons to avoid gluten. More research is needed to best understand the relationship between certain conditions and the gluten-free diet. Currently, people who are eating gluten-free include those living with: Celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disease that affects 1% of the US population or 3 million Americans Gluten sensitivity (sometimes mistakenly referenced as "gluten intolerance"), which has been estimated to affect up to 18 million Americans. The symptoms of gluten sensitivity can be the same as celiac disease, however those with gluten sensitivity do not experience the same intestinal damage. Other foods may play a role in gluten sensitivity. Wheat allergies, which can range from a mild reaction (such as hives), or a more serious reaction (such as anaphylaxis).

How did fitppl Become Certified?

All ingredients utilized in GFCO certified products are required to go through a stringent review process of approval. All ingredients must contain 10ppm or less of gluten. GFCO inspects manufacturing facilities for gluten, in an effort to maintain strict industry standards. Celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disease that affects 1% of the US population or 3 million Americans Gluten sensitivity (sometimes mistakenly referenced as "gluten intolerance"), which has been estimated to affect up to 18 million Americans. The symptoms of gluten sensitivity can be the same as celiac disease, however those with gluten sensitivity do not experience the same intestinal damage. Other foods may play a role in gluten sensitivity. Wheat allergies, which can range from a mild reaction (such as hives), or a more serious reaction (such as anaphylaxis).

What is Gluten?

A substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease. Gluten can be found in many types of foods, even ones that would not be expected.

To learn more about GFCO and fitppl’s certification, visit gluten.org