February 2019

The new Gluten-Free Certification Program Global Standard published

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.
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. The Gluten-Free Certification Program was established with consensus from consumer and industry associations, retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies. Through partnerships 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

You can download a PDF copy from the BRCGS Bookshop – www.brcbookshop.com