What is the difference between “Dedicated Gluten Free” and “Certified Gluten Free”? The primary difference is that a Certified Gluten Free facility is audited and inspected. Simply Baked Gluten Free is GFCO certified. This means that our facility and all ingredients and randomly selected products are tested and are no more than 10 ppm (FDA requirements are 20 ppm) of gluten. Learn more about the certification process on our Gluten Free Certified Page.
Can I produce my recipe with peanuts, peanut butter or tree nut products? No. We are a dedicated nut free facility. This means we cannot produce any product that has tree nut, peanut or source any product that is manufactured in a facility that processes nuts.
What about coconut? Coconut is considered a nut by the FDA. HOWEVER, coconut oil is approved. So if your recipe requires coconut flakes, we are not your solution.
Why do you need Co-Manufacturer? We help you scale quickly and consistently by producing your products with the quality of ingredients, packaging and labeling requirements to help you fulfill orders. Our commercial bakery holds all the certifications, health department and other licensing, so you can sell your products and grow your business.
Why would I need Private Label Baked Goods? Private-label products are typically manufactured by one company for offer under another company’s brand. At Simply Baked Gluten Free, we specialize in cookies, brownies, cakes, ready-to-bake batters and other specialty items. You can add your brand name to any of our recipes or provide your own. With private labeling, we want to help you expand your breadth of product offerings.
Do you have minimum production runs? Yes, but you would be surprised by the numbers. Our minimum production costs more to produce, so we will give you the option of producing more and using our cold storage resources to hold your product so you can sell with better margins. We can assist with selling through our distribution channels, bringing you into additional markets that you haven’t been in before. Our goal is to help you grow.
Do you require an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement)? Absolutely! Before we do anything with your recipe, we will require that an NDA is signed. It can be yours or ours, but we want this in place. An NDA provides both of us the assurance that your product, business plan and recipe/s have legal obligations with one another. If you want us help you sell through our distribution channels, that are also an option and would be covered under a separate sales agreement.
Do you offer R&D, Ingredient and Packaging Sourcing? Yes. Some of these services come with a small non-refundable fee. We provide research and development to formulate your recipe for mass production, test and price your product with your specified ingredients (or our recommendations) before you ever commit to your first purchase order with us.
What other services do you offer? We have expert nutritionists and marketing services that can help you meet all FDA and UPC label requirements. Our marketing experts can also assist with branding or re-branding, package design and other marketing services to bring you to market. These are optional services are contracted by you. Additional services to help you succeed.
COMMON QUESTIONS about GLUTEN
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. These attacks lead to damage on the villi, small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine, that promote nutrient absorption. When the villi get damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body.
Celiac disease is hereditary, meaning that it runs in families. People with a first-degree relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a 1 in 10 risk of developing celiac disease.
What is Gluten Sensitivity?
People with gluten sensitivity can experience symptoms such as “foggy mind”, depression, ADHD-like behavior, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, bone or joint pain, and chronic fatigue when they have gluten in their diet, but other symptoms are also possible. While these are common symptoms of celiac disease, these individuals do not test positive for celiac disease or for a wheat allergy.