Sensient Natural Ingredients, Turlock, CA, has announced that its entire line of ingredients recently achieved gluten-free certification by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.

“Throughout 2014, we received an increasing number of inquiries from our customer base to include gluten testing as part of our quality-control system,” says Michael Swenson, director of business development at Sensient Natural Ingredients. “As we began testing individual ingredients, we realized that all of our products are in fact gluten-free and meet the standard recognized by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.”

To attain certification, Sensient Natural Ingredients submitted to a comprehensive audit of its facilities and products. Upon the successful audit and confirmation that each ingredient contains 10 parts per million gluten or less, the entire line was certified as gluten-free. As such, each ingredient in the Sensient portfolio is appropriate for use in Certified Gluten-Free formulations bearing the official logo.

“More and more consumers are considering allergen content before committing to a purchase, and this trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon,” says Nestor Ramirez, division chef at Sensient Natural Ingredients. “We are dedicated to providing the safest and healthiest ingredients, and this newest certification is just another investment into the food-safety and quality-control measures that distinguish us within the industry.”