The gluten-free market is growing at a rapid rate, and there are millions of gluten intolerant consumers in search of a way to identify gluten-free products. Unfortunately, there are many manufacturers who claim their products are gluten-free, without regulation or independent verification, damaging the trust of the public.
The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) is a voluntary program that proves manufacturers and brand owners produce safe, reliable, gluten-free products. The program entails the need for producing risk based gluten-free products in line with globally recognized food safety management systems with the intention of going above and beyond many government requirements, including those set out by Canada and the United States.
The GFCP protects consumers and offers guidance by running through rigorous, annual audits and ensuring products carrying the endorsed certification trademark, delivers ethical manufacturing practices and the need for appropriate gluten-free protocols.