I get a lot of questions about Goodman Gluten Free baked goods, and some are easier to answer than others. “Is it good?” is answered with a bite of cookie. When it comes to my certifications, things get more detailed. Here’s a breakdown of the certifications my goodies currently carry and why they matter to you:
Certified Gluten Free
When I set out to start a gluten-free bakery, I wanted to provide the very best and
safest products possible. I chose to be Certified Gluten Free by the
Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). This internationally-recognized third-party certification guarantees “the presence of gluten at 10 parts per million (ppm) or less.” This is less than the Food and Drug Administration’s gluten-free labeling requirement of less than 20 ppm. In addit
ion to testing products, the Certified Gluten-Free program also includes risk assessments, plant audits, and equipment testing. If you’d like to learn more about Certified Gluten Free or the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, the non-profit behind this certification, click here.
Most people are familiar with Kosher Certification, but Kosher Pareve may be new to you. Kosher Pareve, or Parve, refers to food without meat, dairy or their derivatives. OK Kosher Certification clarifies that, “All fruits, grains, vegetables, water and minerals in their natural state are kosher and pareve. Eggs from kosher fowl are also pareve.”
Dairy, Peanut & Soy Free
Currently, there are no FDA approved dairy-free, peanut-free or soy-free certification labels for packaged products. However,
the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 requires that manufacturers list the presence of the top eight allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. You will see that our products do not list milk, peanuts or soybeans, as all Goodman Gluten-Free products are free of dairy, peanuts and soy. You can find the ingredients for all your favorite goodies here. Please note: While my products do not contain tree nuts they are processed in a facility that also produces products whose ingredients include tree nuts.