This webpage is intended to keep consumers apprised of important safety alerts when it comes to GFCO’s attention that its certification marks are being improperly used on non-certified products. The information on this page is current to the best of GFCO’s knowledge, but GFCO does not warrant that this is an exhaustive list of all mislabeling that may occur in the marketplace. Again, if you have questions or concerns about a specific product, you should contact GFCO directly prior to consuming or using the product.
June 4th, 2019
GFCO has learned that MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50, bearing the GFCO certification logo, is still available for sale with hydrolyzed wheat protein as an ingredient after the manufacturer informed us in May 2018 that they would no longer use the GFCO logo on this product. The manufacturer has confirmed that they stopped using the GFCO logo on new products once we found this problem last year, but there may still be older product on store shelves.
GFCO does not certify any product that contains hydrolyzed wheat protein. Gluten free consumers should not use this product, and should check the ingredient list of all Mychelle products bearing the GF logo to ensure that they do not contain hydrolyzed wheat protein.
June 3rd, 2019
Perdue Foods is recalling over 31,000 pounds of Simply Smart Organics poultry products, including gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over the potential that they contain foreign materials (such as pieces of bone), federal health officials say. The ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were produced on March 21, 2019, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS – GLUTEN FREE nuggets included in the recall have a use by date of MAY 20 2019 and UPC bar code of 072745-001437 on the label. Other products were also included in the recall, with details included here:
February 16th, 2019
Nature’s Path Foods announced a voluntary recall of a specific production run of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals for they may contain undeclared gluten (wheat and barley). People who have a wheat allergy, celiac disease or sensitivity to gluten and wheat should not consume the cereals with the BEST BEFORE DATE listed below due to potential adverse health effects. Nature’s Path is also removing any affected cereals from customer store shelves and warehouses.
|Product Name – United States||Size||UPC||Best Before Date|
|EnviroKidz Choco Chimp||10 oz||0 5844987024 1||08/27/2019|
|EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch||10 oz||0 58449 86002 0||08/24/2019|
|EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch||10 oz||0 58449 86002 0||09/21/2019|
|EnviroKidz Jungle Munch||10 oz||0 5844987028 9||08/01/2019|
|Product Name – Canada||Size||UPC||Best Before Date|
|EnviroKidz Choco Chimp||284 g||0 5844987023 4||08/27/2019|
|EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch||284 g||0 58449 86002 0||08/24/2019|
|EnviroKidz Jungle Munch||284 g||0 5844987027 2||08/01/2019|
The error was isolated to one facility and due to air contamination as a result of incorrect production scheduling. Other gluten-free Nature’s Path and EnviroKidz products are not impacted and are not part of this voluntary recall.
Consumers requesting a refund for the affected cereals should return the product to their retailer. Consumers may also contact Nature’s Path Consumer Services at 1-866-880-7284 (between Monday and Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PST) or email at ConsumerServices@naturespath.com.
January 18th, 2019
Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal health officials say. The ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were produced on Oct. 25, 2018, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The nuggets are gluten-free and have an expiration date of Oct. 25, 2019, and UPC Bar Code “72745-80656” on the label. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of the products. Federal health officials say some products may be in consumers’ freezers, and warned people to throw them away or return them to the seller. Perdue described it as an isolated incident, saying only a “minimal amount” of packages may contain pieces of wood. It said it’s recalling nuggets produced during the same product run out of an abundance of caution.