Can Imported Gluten-Free Foods Be Trusted?
With many consumers requesting gluten-free foods, American sellers of healthy food products have experienced a steady rise in sales. Although the market in the United States remains virtually untapped, American sellers of gluten-free food and beverage products have the opportunity to expand their operations to overseas markets such as Japan and Australia. In addition, international consumers have embraced gluten-free food and beverage products because of the weight loss and enhanced energy level benefits.
The question for global importers is, can imported gluten-free foods be trusted? The answer is a resounding yes when it comes to buying from American brands that offer gluten-free food and beverage products.
Is It Really Gluten-Free?
The language used to label gluten-free food and beverage products can confuse consumers. For example, organic food and beverage producers use terms such as “gluten-friendly” and “grain-free” to indicate the absence of gluten in their products. Nonetheless, claiming not to add grains like rye and wheat does not mean a food or beverage product does not become cross-contaminated because of exposure to other food and beverage products that contain gluten.
Determining whether a food product contains gluten involves looking for the proper certification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Global buyers of better-for-you food and beverage products should at least see an FDA gluten-free label on any food product that claims to be gluten-free. Gluten-free certifications issued by the FDA go to food and beverage producers that meet the FDA’s 20 ppm maximum threshold for gluten. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) has established a stricter gluten threshold at 10 ppm.
Turn to Grovara for Gluten-Free Food Products
Grovara helps international buyers of gluten-free food and beverage products discover American sellers. Whether you are an overseas distributor or a buyer for a retail grocery chain, signing up to access the Grovara eCommerce platform connects you with the highest-rated American sellers of gluten-free food products. Instead of your company spending time vetting potential sellers of gluten-free food and beverage products, our team of natural food and beverage experts conducts the research for you.
The Grovara eCommerce platform helps you in many more ways. In addition to discovering new gluten-free food and beverage products, you also process orders, verify transactions, and ensure the accuracy of fulfillment requests, all from one location. Why spend a week attending an organic food tradeshow when you can meet American sellers of gluten-free food products by accessing the revolutionary Grovara eCommerce platform. Grovara also offers several tools and services that get you better acquainted with the American export process. We help our customers learn about customs and tariffs and the regulations implemented by the FDA that cover organic food and beverage transactions.
Take Action Today
The Grovara onboarding process takes no more than 30 days to complete. After finishing the free onboarding process, you gain immediate access to every tool developed by our team of IT professionals. For example, our proprietary tool, Pallet Builder, allows you to submit an order digitally instead of manually. In addition, the team of Grovara researchers constantly develops new tools for our import partners to use, especially when it involves ordering gluten-free food and beverage products.
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