Labelling standards & Certifications

If you are looking for the meaning of standard market Logos, general laws information for examples: GFCO, USA FDA, Canada labelling, …

You will find the information your are looking for in the following links.


  • GFCP Logo   Canada’s New Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP)   < 20-ppm


  •    Canadian certification for outside Canada products.  It is equivalent to the NFCA certification.




GF-Verified indicates an establishment produces both gluten-containing and gluten-free food options.
GF-Dedicated indicates to the gluten-free community that all food options are gluten-free.
GF-Smart is professional training for managers, servers, and back of house staff covering the essential aspects of providing safe gluten-free foods within a commercial kitchen.



The USA Products normally respects one of those standards:

  •  CSA Logo   CSA (Celiac Sprue Association) < 5-ppm


  • GF Circle   GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization) < 10-ppm (5-ppm de gliadin)

Does gluten-free certification guarantee that a product is gluten-free?




How GFRAP Works
The Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program® (GFRAP) is a program of Gluten Intolerance Group of N.A. proudly serving over 1620 participating restaurants. GFRAP restaurants consist of both independently owned and chain restaurants. 


  •  Gluten Guard   NFC Gluten Guard < 10-ppm gluten (5-ppm gliadin)


  •  QAI        QAI and NFCA and  < 10-ppm
    Be sure to have to certification Logo on the product.


  • NFCA AmberNFCA Green certification for restaurant publish on 9 May 2012

We created a Green Designation for those restaurants willing to go through the extensive effort of using gluten-free ingredients, putting their staff through comprehensive training and ensuring that there are strict cross-contamination controls in their kitchens. Together, these three elements make up an important step in creating an approved designation in the restaurant industry.


  • USA FDA  Gluten-Free Labelling of Foods

Effective date: The final rule becomes effective on September 4, 2013.

Compliance date: The compliance date of this final rule is August 5, 2014.


The final rule defines and sets conditions on the use of the term “gluten-free” in foods, including:

Foods that inherently do not contain gluten (e.g., raw carrots or grapefruit juice) may use the “gluten-free” claim.

Foods with any whole, gluten-containing grains (e.g., spelt wheat) as ingredients may not use the claim;

Foods with ingredients that are gluten-containing grains that are refined but still contain gluten (e.g., wheat flour) may not use the claim;

Foods with ingredients that are gluten-containing grains that have been refined in such a way to remove the gluten may use the claim, so long as the food contains less than 20 ppm gluten/has less than 20 mg gluten per kg (e.g. wheat starch);

Foods may not use the claim if they contain 20 ppm or more gluten as a result of cross-contact with gluten containing grains.

For reasons discussed in more detail in this document, under limited circumstances we intend to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the requirements for “gluten-free” labeling for FDA-regulated beers.


Hopefully Health Canada will revisit is labeling standard to include the cross-contact with gluten containing grains and to include the beers products.


More information available at the following link:


  •    HACCP

If you’re exporting food products, can you demonstrate that they are safe at all times, in all places, and under any conditions? That requires a rigorous food safety system.





Australia Coeliac Certification

  • CSA Australia  Coeliac Australia Crossed Grain Logo Certification   < 20-ppm

    Endorsement and the Crossed Grain




  •      Internal Standard Gluten Free


New Universal Gluten-free Symbol for European Food Packaging

  • Europe Logo    Europe to get universal gluten-free symbol for packs < 20-ppm


Outside North America

  • GFCP ACG    ACG GFCP trademark – for use on products destined for sale outside North America