Gluten-Free Certification Program
EAGLE auditors have well over 100 years of combined experience in determining food safety management systems are robust and effective. With Gluten-Free Certification Program, customers can be confident your products meet the industry’s strictest gluten-free requirements.
Why Gluten-Free Certification Program?
The Gluten-Free Certification Program is supported across North America and helps ensure a uniform approach to producing gluten-free food. Certification to the Gluten-Free Program will help manufacturers:
- Expand their potential market with private label opportunities
- Provide new product development opportunities
- Gain access to retailers who have strict compliance requirements for gluten-free claims
- Bridge trust with your consumers when your products carry the Certified Gluten-Free mark
- Reduce risk of food recalls
- Minimize risk when making a gluten-free claim
Contact us today to start the process.
What is the Gluten-Free Certification Program?
The Gluten-Free Certification Program is a voluntary program designed for manufacturers and brand owners committed to producing safe, reliable gluten-free products. It combines stringent, risk-based gluten-free requirements with globally recognized food safety management systems that meet government requirements in both Canada and the United States. It examines the entire production process of the facility – from ingredient sourcing to employee training, cleaning practices, cross-contamination controls, operational management and effective end-to-end testing plan.
The Gluten-Free Certification Program is verified by an annual robust third-party facility audit process, which ensures continued compliance. It applies only to packaged food consumer products. It excludes tobacco and products overseen by USDA such as meat, poultry, egg products, dietary supplements and drugs.
The Gluten-Free Certification Program is endorsed by The Canadian Celiac Association and The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). Acting as the national voice for celiac awareness, the NFCA promotes empowerment, education, advocacy and research of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.