AUBURN, Wash. (May 7, 2019)—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the industry leader in the certification of gluten-free products and food services, will explain the benefits of gluten-free certification at the National Restaurant Association Show 2019 from May 18-21 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The NRA Show, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, draws restaurant owners and operators interested in the latest technologies, ingredients and industry trends. Attendees can visit Booth 786 to learn about the process and advantages of becoming gluten-free certified through GIG’s Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) certification program.
Gluten-free patrons are savvier than ever when it comes to choosing restaurants. Certification not only secures their trust but also helps restaurants set up the procedures and policies to ensure the safety and quality of gluten-free meals. Surveys have found that 95 percent of gluten-free consumers are somewhat to very likely to try a new restaurant because it has completed the certification process. Additionally, 74 percent of gluten-free consumers are more likely to return to a restaurant that has achieved certification than an establishment that has not been certified.
GFFS certifications are customized to fit the unique needs of each food service establishment. After completing the certification program, restaurants receive the GFFS logo—a symbol of trust, credibility and experience in the protection of gluten-free consumers. Food services, from restaurant chains to college campus dining halls, have been certified by GFFS. For more information, visit https://gffoodservice.org.
About the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)
The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association funded by private donations, fundraising, sponsorship opportunities and industry programs. It relies on tax-deductible contributions to support its many innovative industry, service, social and awareness programs. GIG has been a highly respected leader in the gluten-free community since it was founded in 1974. In addition to more than 70 local branches across the United States, GIG has increased its presence internationally to over 47 countries. GIG empowers the gluten-free community through consumer support, advocacy and education.
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. The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) Certification Program is a proven model of established best practices for food service facilities offering gluten-free options. GIG is committed to ongoing food safety research to assure customers and consumers the highest level of excellence in its gluten-free programs and services. For information, visit www.gluten.org.
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