A group aiming to protect the safety of gluten-free bread products has partnered with a third-party auditing and certification company.

The Allergen Control Group (ACG), owners of the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) will now work with BSI to expand in the Asia-Pacific market and grow the number of gluten-free brands permitted to display GFCP trademarks on their company’s gluten-free product packaging.

“With its Food Centre of Excellence based in Australia, BSI will help support the program’s goal to expand in the Asia Pacific as well as global marketplace,” Todd Redwood of BSI Asia Pacific said.

BSI and ACG share a common interest in managing risk and meeting legal requirements in the food industry.

While in Australia, ACG president Paul Valder also had the opportunity to integrate two new authorised training and services providers: Integrity Compliance Solutions and Approach Advisory Board Specialists.

ICS trainers have experience in food safety, auditing, quality management, operational management, technical and regulatory.

AABS, based in New Zealand, offers consulting services focused on developing objectives and strategy, strengthening governance and risk management, creating a high-performing advisory board and optimising technology.

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