Certification Standard for Gluten-Free Products (SCS-107) Open for Public Comments
SCS Standards announces that version 2.0 of the SCS-107 Certification Standard for Gluten-Free Products is now available for public review.
The Standard was first introduced in the spring of 2021 to support the needs of millions of people who suffer from gluten intolerance. Up to 18% of the global population suffers from some level of gluten sensitivity, and 1 out of 100 people has celiac disease, which compromises the body’s ability to digest gluten and can lead to debilitating illness.
“Gluten-Free certification enables food brands to reach people in need, facilitating sound and safe food choices,” said Lucy Anderson, SCS Global Services Program Manager.
Gluten-intolerant individuals and those with celiac disease cannot rely on allergen-free products that only address wheat. There are many lesser-known sources of gluten, such as rye, barley, triticale, spelt, farina, kamut, farro, and couscous. The SCS Gluten-Free Standard accounts for these, and any potential vectors for introduction into the supply chain. Backed with finished product and raw material testing, SCS Gluten-Free is a process-based certification that uses proven and trusted methodologies to ensure consumers receive products that meet the most restrictive gluten-free requirements available.
The public is welcome to comment on the version 2.0 updates to the standard up until September 30, 2022. To submit comments, reach out to [email protected], or please visit www.SCSStandards.org/standards/certification-standard-gluten-free-products.