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Gluten-Free Certification Program launches in Canada


November 18, 2011
By Bakers Journal

November 18, 2011, Mississauga, ON – The Canadian Celiac Association has launched a new Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP).

The system evaluates a company's gluten-free management system in the hope of protecting consumers more effectively than current end-product testing practices. GFCP can apply to single or multiple lines. It can also apply to manufacturing sites of all sizes, or operations located across multiple sites. The GFCP program promotes Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles.

"The GFCP is presently supported by a standards and policy document, guidelines, manuals and a distinctive logo. Other information tools such as newsletters, generic models, system recommendations, etc. will be made available to stakeholders as and when required," read a statement on the Canadian Celiac Association website.

Successful applicants for GFCP certification enter into a recognition agreement, as well as a licensing agreement for the use of the GFCP logo, and are published as a recognized, certified facility on the Canadian Celiac Association website.

For more information, visit www.celiac.ca.