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The Gluten-Free Certification Program Continues Expansion Throughout Australia and New Zealand



The Allergen Control Group, owners of the GFCP, continues to strive to expand market share and brand recognition worldwide and is proud to announce the addition of BSI as a newly trained and approved third-party auditing and certification company.

The Allergen Control Group, owners of the Gluten-Free Certification Program, continues to strive to expand market share and brand recognition worldwide and therefore is proud to announce the addition of BSI as a newly trained and approved third-party auditing and certification company. Based in Australia, BSI will help support the program's goal to expand in the Asia-Pacific marketplace and grow the number of gluten-free brands permitted to display the GFCP trademarks on their company's gluten-free product packaging.

“As a trusted supplier of food safety and quality training courses, BSI welcomes the opportunity to expand their capabilities, in order to better serve the food industry” says Todd Redwood, Director- Food, BSI Asia Pacific. “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.” This collaboration is a natural fit for BSI and ACG, who both 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 train and onboard two new Authorized Training & Services Providers.  

Integrity Compliance Solutions is an Australian-based company offering comprehensive recognized training across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia in all aspects of supply chain management. ICS trainers have extensive experience in food safety, auditing, quality management, operational management, technical and regulatory. Each ICS specialists has a science or food degree and technical qualifications in addition to experience across a range of food sectors. ICS specialists are actively involved in food safety training, consulting and third-party auditing against GFSI standards including BRC, SQF2000, ISO22000, FSSC22000 and retailer standards such as Coles, WQAv8, Spotless, Subway, McDonalds, Metcash and ALDI. 

Approach Advisory Board Specialists, based in New Zealand, aim to increase the value of your business and offer consulting services focused on developing objectives and strategy, strengthening governance and risk management, creating a high performing Advisory Board and optimizing technology.  Director and Principal Advisor, Terry Hoskins says that “he is proud to partner with the Allergen Control Group for training in the GFCP and will strive to both meet and exceed the high standard set by the Allergen Control Group. I look forward to transferring my knowledge and supporting the growth of the program in New Zealand ”.


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Paul Valder, President, ACG conducting Training at BSI


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Todd Redwood & Nicolas Carneiro outside the Woolworths Australia Head Office


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