Gluten-Free Certification Program Global Standard (Issue 3)
Publish Date: 15 February 2019
An increasing number of consumers suffer from celiac disease or non-celiac/coeliac gluten sensitivity. There is no cure for people suffering from these ailments and the only remedy is to adhere to a strict gluten-free diet, for life.
Millions of consumers worldwide are looking for gluten-free products but confused and overwhelmed by the huge number of 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 development of the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP).
GFCP is a set of voluntary certification standards based on preventative, science-based approach for managing the safe production of gluten-free products – The Gluten-Free Certification Program. The GFCP was established with consensus from consumer and industry associations, retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies.
Key Program Objectives Include
Helping consumers to make clear and informed safe, gluten-free product choices
Increase ease of access to gluten-free products
Broaden the scope of available gluten-free products
Create awareness with medical doctors and other medical practitioners
Be trusted by consumers seeking gluten-free products
The Program is recognized by consumer celiac/coeliac societies, Brands may communicate these endorsements to consumers by using the accepted certification trademarks on product packaging and marketing collaterals. Products displaying a GFCP trademark have been manufactured in a facility which successfully undergoes a robust, non-biased, annual third-party audit.
To learn more about the BRCGS Gluten-Free Program and to register for Issue 3 Training click here.