Gluten-Free Certification for Restaurants

Stay Competitive in the Restaurant Business with Gluten-Free Certification

The Gluten-Free Food Program actively supports restaurants in staying competitive with gluten-free certification. As the gluten-free market expands rapidly, the food service industry must adapt to consumer demands. Our goal is for GFFP Approved and Dedicated establishments to foster loyal customers who trust in safe, cross-contamination-free dining.

Additionally, we offer gluten-free standards, top-tier conformance specifications, and GF-Smart™ Training tailored for food service. The GFFP benefits diverse entities, including restaurants, fast food outlets, cafes, and educational institutions. It’s also advantageous for seniors’ residences, hospitals, caterers, and remote camps. Moreover, executive dining rooms, hotels, and convention centers benefit too. Implementing GFFP’s Standards boosts consumer trust by ensuring regular reviews of food handling procedures.

Steps to Becoming GFFP Certified

1. Complete our pre-certification questionnaire

To gauge your readiness for GFFP certification, we provide an evaluation form. It helps assess key aspects of your current operations and methods for preparing and serving gluten-free food.

2. Schedule your Certification Review

An essential part of GFFP certification is staff training. Included with certification your establishment will receive three (3) complimentary GF-SmartTM training sessions for selected staff. Training topics include planning and managing a gluten-free kitchen, ingredient sourcing & storage practices, gluten-free food preparation, customer engagement & serving practices, and gluten management strategies for avoiding cross-contamination. 

3. Receive your GFFP Certificate of Recognition (COR)

After consistently meeting GFFP requirements, schedule your review with minimal operational disruption. At the review’s end, the auditor arranges a results presentation.

If corrective actions are needed, we’ll set a feasible timeline for implementation and verification. When necessary, we offer personalized assistance to guide and support the action process.

4. Complete GF-Smart Training

Once certified, you’ll receive the GFFP Certificate of Recognition (COR), confirming your gluten-free products meet certification requirements. Additionally, you get electronic copies of the GFFP Certified Mark of Trust™ logo for marketing, menus, and windows, visibly assuring customers of your gluten-free certification and maintaining market competitiveness.

Stay competitive in the restaurant business. Our certification programs include a free business listing on Gf-finder is our consumer-focused directory dedicated to helping gluten-free consumers know where to find trusted GFFP certified establishments.

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