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Food manufacturers are faced with the growing demand from consumers who suffer from Celiac disease. There is no cure, but this disease can be treated with a strict, life-long gluten-free diet.
The number of people affected by Celiac disease is expected to double every 15 years and eighty-three percent of people with the disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Celiac disease can cause debilitating symptoms and if left untreated, lead to life-threatening health conditions.
Intertek's Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) provides third party auditing and certification services for use of the GFCP trademark, which incorporates the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) requirements regarding gluten-free claims from food manufacturers.
The GFCP trademark is displayed on safe, reliable gluten-free products so consumers can shop with confidence. The trademark is endorsed by the United States’ National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA). The FDA requires all “gluten-free” foods to contain less than 20 ppm of gluten by August 2014 or the product will be considered misbranded and subject to regulatory enforcement action.
The Gluten-Free Certification Program audits will be conducted by qualified auditors in conjunction with Intertek’s Food Safety certification audits, or as a stand-alone service.
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