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Trophy Foods becomes GFCP-certified


June 25, 2014
By Bakers Journal

June 25, 2014, Toronto – Trophy Foods recently
became certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program in Canada.

June 25, 2014, Toronto – Trophy Foods recently
became certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program in Canada.

This certification further strengthens the
level of food safety and quality controls in place at the production facilities,
alongside BRC, kosher and organic certification, said a media statement from
the company.

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“Trophy Foods are delighted to announce that both their
Mississauga and Calgary manufacturing locations have achieved “Gluten Free”
Certification against the Canadian Celiac Associations Gluten Free
Certification Program (GFCP) rigorous standards,” said Gordon Hayburn, director
of food safety, in the statement.

Trophy Foods selected GFCP as its certification standard
because it is the only “gluten-free” label, which requires the manufacturing
facilities to be inspected and have detailed food safety and quality systems in
place, said the statement. Compliance has to be verified by an independent
auditor.

“This is the only gluten-free program that has food safety
at its core. It’s not simply a marketing exercise. Food safety and quality are
core values of the Trophy brand,” said Hayburn.   

“The CCA advocates on behalf of the 2,300,000 of Canadians
suffering from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, who are often challenged
by the uncertainty of identifying gluten-free products, which are essential to
their well-being,” said Paul Valder, president of the GFCP, in the statement.

The GFCP was developed so consumers can shop with confidence
by selecting those safe, reliable and gluten-free products displaying the GFCP
trademark and is endorsed by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and
the Canadian Celiac Association.