BRC Global Standards Publish New Industry Standard to Protect Consumers

As a BRC Global Standards company, Allergen Control Group (ACG), owners of the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), are excited to announce the publication of its latest Issue of the Gluten-Free Certification Program Global Standard Issue 3.

Millions of consumers worldwide are looking for gluten-free products, but those who depend on these products for medical reasons are confused and overwhelmed by the huge number of varying gluten-free label claims in the market. They are looking for a way to identify safe, reliable gluten-free products they can trust, hence the continued development of the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP).

GFCP is a set of voluntary certification Global Standards based on a preventative, science-based approach for managing the safe manufacturing and production of gluten-free products. “We hope that the added food safety rigors now captured in Issue #3 will help manufacturing sites and the leading celiac/coeliac consumer organizations recognize GFCP, as the gold-standard for protecting consumers,” states Paul Valder, president & CEO of Allergen Control Group. The Gluten-Free Certification Program was established with consensus from consumer and industry associations, retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies. Through its recognition with leading celiac/coeliac organizations, GFCP allows brand owners to connect globally with the broader and still growing, gluten-free consumer market.

Scope of the GFCP Global Standard 
The GFCP Global Standard applies only to the control of gluten in the manufacture, processing, and packing of gluten-free products.

These include: 

  •     processed foods, both own brand and customer branded
  •     ingredients for use by food service companies, catering companies, and food manufacturers
  •     pet foods
  •     cosmetics
  •     natural health products
  •     drugs

BRC Global Standards and the Allergen Control Group, would like to acknowledge the following organizations for volunteering time to contribute to the GFCP Global Standard, Issue 3 Industry Working Group: Allergen Bureau, ASDA, Beyond Celiac, Coeliac UK, Cranswick, Desert Holdings, Canadian Grains Commission, Canadian Celiac Association, Compass Group, Dr. Oetker, Focos Foods, Grain Millers, Iceland, Maple Leaf Foods, Mars, Metro, Morrisons, Olymel, r-biopharm, SAI Global, Sanitarium, Sobeys, Testco, Treehouse Foods, Tyson Foods, Waitrose and Walmart,

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