Jungle Grub Snack Bars are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). The GFCO is a third party non-profit organization that helps ensure our ingredient vendors meet the strict standards for gluten-free labeling. In addition to monitoring our vendors, the GFCO also does random retail product testing by purchasing our product directly from a retailer for testing to ensure they meet the gluten-free guidelines.
Why do we use a third party certification?
Its our way of showing our commitment to high quality products and it makes the buying decision easier for people looking for gluten-free items. When a consumer sees the GFCO logo they know it has already been reviewed and tested, they don’t need to take the time to look for hidden gluten ingredients like some emulsifiers. Although the FDA has not established a final definition for gluten-free labeling, the GFCO is a widely respected organization that follows stricter guidelines than those proposed by the FDA in a preliminary definition.
Why do people need to eat Gluten-Free?
There are multiple reasons for following a gluten-free diet. About 1:133 Americans have an intolerance to a wheat protein called gluten, often diagnosed as Celiac disease. Celiac disease symptoms include severe cramping, diarrhea, chronic fatigue and malnutrition if patients are exposed to gluten in their diet. More information regarding Celiac disease can be found at www.celiac.org.
We are proud to offer a delicious and nutritious snack for people of all ages to enjoy that is USDA Organic and Gluten-Free. We hope you enjoy them.