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Gluten-Free Certification for Food Service Establishments

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GFFP is Your Premier Partner in Gluten-Free Certification

When you work with GFFP, know you are working with an organization that is committed to helping our customers remain competitive in the ever-growing gluten-free market and achieve lasting brand loyalty,

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Developed by Experts

GFFP's Standards have been developed by industry specialists in conjunction with the National Celiac Association for the food service industry.

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High Standards

GFFP's Standards are cross referenced to FDA Regulations and Codex Standard for Foods for Special Dietary Use for Persons Intolerant to Gluten.

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Efficient and Affordable

GFFP's gluten-free certification requirements are developed with our customers in mind. A great customer experience and lower costs are top priorities.

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True Personalized Service

 We recognize that each GFFP customer is unique, so we tailor how we work to support each customers' gluten-free business needs and food service systems.

GFFP Approved Mark of Trust™

Displaying the GFFP Approved Mark of Trust™ on menu boards, store front doors and windows gives added assurance to consumers looking for a safe, reliable gluten-free dining experience they can trust.

GFFP Approved Mark of Trust™ is easily identifiable and shows consumers that food service establishments bearing the logo have GFFP approved food handling systems in place to ensure gluten-free menu items meet legal FDA requirement for gluten-free food labeling along with stringent gluten test standards of 5 parts-per million (ppm) or less, as set by the National Celiac Association.

National Celiac Association endorsement provides food service establishments 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. This program also receives endorsement from by the Canadian Celiac Association and Coeliaque Quebec.

Steps to Become Certified
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GFFP Gluten-Free Certification for Food Service Establishments

GFFP gluten-free certification for food service establishments is a voluntary program developed by industry specialists with standards founded on globally accepted, preventative gluten-free safety approaches for the safe development and serving of gluten-free menu items.

GFFP provides gluten-free standards, best-in-class conformance specifications and GF-Smart Training designed specifically for the food service industry. GFFP benefits a wide range businesses including restaurants, fast food outlets, cafes, schools and universities, seniors’ residences and hospitals as well as caterers, remote camps, executive dining rooms, hotels and convention centers. Implementation of the GFFP’s Standards increases consumer confidence that gluten-free food handling procedures have been reviewed by a neutral party and confirms a sincere commitment to the gluten-free diner.

To further support certification, GFFP requires that all GFFP certified menu items meet the strictest industry testing requirement of less than 5 parts-per-million (ppm) as established by the National Celiac Association. This promotes the highest safety standard, confidence and brand loyalty amongst the celiac community and those who require gluten-free food for other health reasons.

GFFP certifies both dedicated and non-dedicated gluten-free food service establishments, so long as those establishments conform to the requirements as set out in the GFFP Standards.

Once certified an establishments can enter into a licence agreement and receive the GFFP Approved Mark of Trust™ displaying the establishment as trusted place for 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.  

 
 

Steps to Become GFFP Certified

  1. Apply online or contact a GFFP representative directly to complete the GFFP application process.
  2. A GFFP representative will contact you to confirm cost for certification.
  3. Obtain a copy of the GFFP Standards.
  4. Sign a GFFP Program Licence Agreement confirming the terms of use of the GFFP Approved Mark of Trust™.
  5. Complete the GFFP certification evaluation review.
  6. Schedule your GF-Smart Training.
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Once GFFP gluten-free certification has been completed the following information and services will be provided:

Receive your GFFP Certificate of Recognition notifying that your food service establishment meets the National Celiac Association requirements for gluten-free certification.

Receive electronic copies of the GFFP Approved Mark of Trust™ logos for use on menu boards and on store front doors and windows and messaging in marketing communications, websites and social media networks to help clearly promote your food service establishment as a trusted place for a safe and reliable gluten-free dining experience.

Receive a free listing of your establishment on GF-Finder.com, a consumer-focused website designed to promote GFFP's certified customers to the celiac community and wider gluten-free consumer public.

Note: Ongoing GFFP gluten-free certification requires an annual evaluation before the anniversary date of your GFFP Certificate of Recognition. Fees are applied on an annual basis.

GF-Smart Professional Training

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Have questions or not sure where to start?

Contact us to speak with a representative or receive a no-obligation quote. Our staff is available anytime to answer questions and help navigate the decisions toward achieving gluten-free certification for your company.

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