The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has joined with a leading organic certifier to create a new science-based gluten-free certification program. The program from the NFCA and Quality Assurance International requires sensitive testing procedures, a stringent audit, and an independent application review process. The program uses feedback from consumers, manufacturers and retailers and includes:
• Product review
• On-site inspection
• Testing to ensure compliance to 10 parts per million of gluten or less
• Ongoing compliance including random product testing
The QAI and NFCA's new “Certified Gluten-Free” consumer label will be appearing on product packaging later this year.