The Gluten-Free Food Program (GFFP) is a customer-driven business that specializes in gluten-free certification. Since 2004, we have been dedicated to helping customers manage gluten-free risk, win consumer trust and maximize long-term brand loyalty.
We believe this achievement reflects our depth of gluten-free certification expertise, practical and forward-thinking approach, and delivery of measurable results to companies across all major sectors.
Established in 2004
The Gluten-Free Food Program (GFFP) was established in 2004 by the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) and was the first program in North America to certify gluten-free manufacturers and brand owners while also providing advocacy and education for the celiac community. The National Celiac Association (NCA) later acquired the assets of CSA, including this gluten-free certification program, becoming the most recognized education and advocacy group for people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders through more than 70 support groups and over 50 chapters across the nation.
Today, the program is managed under the name Gluten-Free Food Program with a modern gluten-free certification logo designed to emphasize GFFP's objectives and values as an industry leader and strategically distinguish the gluten-free brands we represent in the marketplace. The GFFP Certified Mark of Trust™ gluten-free message and visual appeal lets GFFP’s certified customers easily engage and establish trust with gluten-free consumers.
The GFFP Certified Mark of Trust™ is endorsed by the National Celiac Association. This endorsement provides gluten-free brands with a powerful supporting message to help effectively market and communicate with the gluten-free community, build genuine relationships and maximize long-term customer loyalty.
GFFP gluten-free certification is a voluntary program developed by industry experts with standards founded on globally accepted preventative, gluten-free safety approaches for the manufacturing of gluten-free products. GFFP gluten-free certification meets the strictest criteria of “WBRO-Free (free of wheat, barley, rye, and commercial oats – in Product, Processing and Packaging.” (specially processed gluten-free oats accepted). GFFP’s gluten-free certification standards increases consumer confidence that manufacturing procedures have been reviewed and certified by an independent gluten-free expert and demonstrates legitimacy of the manufacturer’s gluten-free processes.
The Gluten-Free Food Program (GFFP) was originally established in 2004 by the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) and was the first program of its kind to certify manufacturers and brands gluten-free.
The National Celiac Association (NCA) acquires the assets of CSA, including this gluten-free certification program.
A modern GFFP Certified Mark of Trust™ logo designed to exemplify GFFP's leadership in gluten-free certifictaion and clearly distinguish GFFP's certified customers on product packaging and in brand management communications.
GFFP Gluten-Free Certification Demonstrates a Commitment to Gluten-Free Excellence
Wherever your business is located and in whatever industry, we partner with you to reduce risk, protect your brand integrity and deliver a competitive advantage in the gluten-free marketplace.
- Since 2004, GFFP has been a trusted leader in gluten-free certification.
- Our comprehensive program and practical approach enables us to deliver the most effective and affordable gluten-free certification program in the industry.
- Our Certification Mark of Trust™ is endorsed by the National Celiac Association and reaches all corners of North America and globally.
- We offer a variety of value-added services to help our customers market and promote their brands.
- All delivered with excellent standards and in a friendly way.
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GFFP Gluten-Free Certification for Manufactured Products
GFFP gluten-free certification provides gluten-free manufacturers and brands with the highest standards and best practices to protect gluten-free consumers and meet required gluten-free labeling regulations. GFFP certified customers receive the GFFP Certified Mark of Trust™ for use on product packaging along with program messaging for websites and social media communication to market and promote the products as certified gluten-free, safe and reliable.
GFFP Gluten-Free Certification for Food Service Establishments
GFFP gluten-free certification provides gluten-free food service establishments with the highest standards and best practices that meets the special dietary needs of gluten-free diners. GFFP Certified customers receive the GFFP Approved Mark of Trust™ for use on menu boards and store front door and window display along with program messaging for websites and social media communication to market and promote a safe and reliable gluten-free dining experience.
Endorsed by the National Celiac Association
National Celiac Association endorsement provides gluten-free brands with a powerful supporting message to help effectively market and communicate with the gluten-free community, build genuine relationships and maximize long-term customer loyalty.
Dedicated to Improving Customer Value
- Every GFFP certified customer receives free business and product listings on our consumer focused website GF-Finder.com to broaden exposure and help strengthen brand loyalty.
- Explore Certification Plus™ and see how GFFP can do even more to support your advertising and social media initiatives.
- GFFP has a social mission. A portion of our certification fees are donated to our Celiac Association Partners to support their staff, important advocacy work and the celiac communities they support and serve.