We are proud to have our eight Erewhon gluten free cereals and all of our attune probiotic chocolate bars certified gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). The GFCO is a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), a non-profit entity who "provides independent service to supervise gluten free food production according to a consistent, defined, science-based standard that is confirmed by field inspections, in order to achieve heightened consumer confidence and safety." The GFCO helped to simplify consumer identification of gluten-free foods with the GF Certification mark, which is known as the gluten-free standard for consumers. Certified products must meet strict GIG requirements including meeting the standard of less than 10ppm gluten in a finished product.
Attune Foods is proud to offer eight Certified Organic cereals under the Erewhon cereal brand. Our organic certification is conducted by Oregon Tilth, who is a registered third party certifier by the United States Department of Agriculture, as part of the National Organic Program. The USDA National Organic Program sets production standards including the growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping of organic food. By providing a list of standards and requirements, the USDA Organic certification adds additional credibility and substantiation to the organic claim. These requirements include:
- prohibition of synthetic chemicals outlined by USDA including fertilizers, pesticides, and antibiotics
- Forbidding GMOs
- Farms must be free of prohibited synthetic chemicals for three years or more
- System requirements around production and sales records to maintain a thorough audit trail
- Requiring separation of organic and conventional ingredients / products
- Undergoing periodic inspections and audits by certifier
An “organic” product means that 95% of the ingredients/inputs (excluding water and salt) must be of organic origin. Products with 95% or greater organic content can reflect the USDA Organic Seal. A claim of “Made with Organic Ingredients” which is found on two additional Erewhon Cereals, means that the product must have more than 70% organic inputs.
We understand it's important for you to make an informed choice about the foods you buy while shopping. Attune Foods is proud to have all of its products verified by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing non-GMO choices. In over 30 countries around the world, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs. In the United States and Canada, there is no similar regulation, and labeling of GMO foods is not required. To fill the information gap, a "non-GMO Project verified" seal has been created. Manufacturers earn the seal through compliance with rigorous standards, including testing of GMO-risk ingredients, as part of the nation's only third party standard for GMO avoidance.