PGP International, An ABF Ingredients Company is Certified Gluten-Free

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The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) announces that it has certified several of PGP International's ingredients as gluten-free. PGP International has serviced the gluten-free market with ingredients for a long time. Now those ingredients are certified gluten free.

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We have serviced the gluten-free market with our ingredients for a very long time

The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) announced on August 25, 2008 that it has certified several of PGP International's ingredients as gluten-free.

"We have serviced the gluten-free market with our ingredients for a very long time," says Zachary S. Wochok, PGP International's Chief Executive Officer. "The only difference now is that we have completed the certification administered by GFCO and can officially say that several of our ingredients are certified gluten-free. PGP International is the first ingredient manufacturer to obtain gluten-free certification through GFCO, which provides consumers an increased level of trust and confidence in food products. We hope that our gluten-free certified ingredients provide food processors avenues to offer a variety of products that are distinctly labeled and offered to consumers with Celiac Disease for their safe enjoyment."

GFCO standards are met through a rigorous process of third-party audits and frequent product and ingredients testing at the manufacturing facility and by GFCO. GFCO sets strict standards that ingredients may not contain more than 10 ppm gluten, twice as strict as the proposed FDA definition for gluten-free.

About PGP International:
PGP International, an ABF Ingredients Company is a leading ingredient manufacturer dedicated to bringing you high-quality food ingredients used to develop good tasting nutritional products. PGP International is able to produce certified gluten-free ingredients that include crisp rice, rice flours and blends, millet and sorghum flours, protein crisps, sweet rice and our line of functional grain-based ingredients called PAC products. Our natural and healthy ingredients can be found worldwide in high-profile brands that include the bar, baking, beverage, confectionery, meat, nutritional, prepared foods and snack sectors. Our ingredients are also kosher and may be certified organic. For more information about PGP International and its ingredients, visit http://www.pacgrain.com or call 530-662-5056.

About GFCO:
The Gluten-Free Certification Organization's (GFCO) provides an 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. GFCO is 'Gluten-free you can easily see' through a trademarked logo on packaging. Products labeled with the GF certification mark allow consumers to easily identify items that have been independently verified to meet our high standards for gluten-free... potentially stricter than even the FDA will set as the standard for labeling. For more information visit: http://www.gfco.org or call 253-218-2956.

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