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Food Certification Trend _ Gluten Free

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Gluten Free

Gluten-free foods are generally foods that use gluten-free starch, similar to starch particles in wheat in the manufacturing process, to lower the gluten component content below a certain level and refer to foods made for people diagnosed with celiac disease or people that sensitive to gluten. As the number of patients suffering from gluten-sensitive eating-related diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome and chronic digestive disorders gradually increased, the healthy and gluten-free food market was activated, and gluten-free food consumption expanded.

However, unlike before, many consumers were looking for gluten-free foods for medical purposes such as celiac disease and digestive disorders, the gluten-free food market has recently expanded according to trends such as health and well-being. In line with the growth of the worldwide health and well-being food market and the gluten-free food market, interest in gluten-free food is also increasing.

Most of all, Gluten-free foods are gaining popularity among patients with chronic digestive disorders and dieters because they contain less fat than other foods, are effective in decomposing cholesterol in the body, and are less burdensome to the intestine.

The advantage of Gluten-containing foods<The advantage of Gluten-containing foods>

[ The advantage of Gluten-containing foods ]

  • It helps digestive organs health and improves cholesterol levels.
  • It protects from processed foods and foods that are harmful to your health.
  • The risk related to heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers is reduced.
  • It is effective in the health promotion of weight loss and arthritis.
  • It improves awareness of foods that have adverse effects on health.
Gluten-free food market<Gluten-free food market>

[ Gluten-free food market ]

The worldwide gluten-free food market is expected to record a 9.5% growth rate annually from 2019 to 2025 and is expected to reach USD 14 billion in sales by 2025.1)

In particular, the UK's gluten-free market is worth $600 million which grew 11% from the previous year in 2019, the largest in Europe. The market is expected to until 2024 that record a growth rate of 7.5% every year and grow to about $900 million.

Also, Italy's Gluten-free market is worth $400 million which grew 13% year on year, it boasts the second largest in Europe. The market is expected to until 2024 that record a growth rate of 12.5% every year and grow to about $800 million.2)

Meanwhile, Germany's Gluten-free market recorded $270 million sizes that grew 3% year-on-year in 2019 and, is expected to until 2024 that record a 0.7% growth rate every year and grow to $310 million sizes.

Popular Gluten-free foods<Popular Gluten-free foods>

[ Popular Gluten-free foods ]

■  Whole grain : Whole grain: Brown rice, Oats, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Sorghum, White rice, Glutinous rice, Sugar cane, Tapioca, Mille, Amaranth, etc.
Even if naturally gluten-free whole grains, if manufactured in the same facility as gluten-containing foods, there is a risk of cross-contamination to gluten, so it requires to confirm necessarily whether the purchased foods are manufactured at gluten-free certification facilities. For example, oats are often manufactured together in flour-milling facilities, so most products are at high risk of cross-contamination with gluten.

■  Fruits : Mandarin (Tangerine, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit) / Apple, Peach, Pear / Berry (Blueberry, Strawberry) / Banana

■  Meat, Seafood (Fish), Bean and Nuts (Pea, Almond), Bean processed food produced by the traditional way (Bean curd)

GIC Gluten-free<GIC Gluten-free>

[ GIC Gluten-free ]

As mentioned above, the size of the gluten-free market continues to expand, and the demand for gluten-free food is also increasing. Gluten-free certification can be an important and sure means of confirming whether it is gluten-free foods or gluten-containing foods to consumers suffering from gluten-sensitive eating-related diseases.

Consumers can check and select the gluten-free mark attached to the product and purchase it.

Gluten-free Mark<Gluten-free Mark>

GIC provides its own Gluten-free certification based on its knowledge that has been accumulated for many years about food safety management systems such as ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000.

[ Reference ]

1) "ADROIT Market research", accessed Feb 17. 2022
    https://www.adroitmarketresearch.com/press-release/gluten-free-food-market

2) "The Food & Beverage News", accessed Feb 17. 2022
    https://www.thinkfood.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=88856

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