PHOENIX — The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (G.F.C.O.) has certified Inventure Foods, Inc.’s Boulder Canyon Natural Foods products and manufacturing facilities in Bluffton, Ind., and Goodyear, Ariz.
The Bluffton plant produces snack chips for the company-owned Boulder Canyon brand, in addition to salty snacks under the T.G.I. Friday’s, Nathan’s Famous and Vidalia Brands licensed brands. Inventure’s Goodyear plant makes potato chips under the Boulder Canyon, Poore Brothers and Bob’s Texas Style brand names.
All Boulder Canyon products will carry the certified gluten-free logo going forward.
Based in Auburn, Wash., G.F.C.O. utilizes a certification process that includes periodic gluten testing of the manufacturing facility, regular plant inspections by a G.F.C.O. contracted auditor and random product testing in the marketplace. Products carrying the G.F.C.O. logo meet similarly strict gluten-free standards constituted by the G.F.C.O.
“We continue to place the utmost importance on improving our food safety and manufacturing capabilities,” said Laura Setzfand, vice-president of marketing for Boulder Canyon. “The growth in the gluten-free food category is a direct result of consumers’ demand for better-for-you products. Boulder Canyon offers consumers a wide range of better-for-you snacks that will now also carry the G.F.C.O. certification.”