Gluten Free

Accreditation for Gluten-Free Management Systems

Certification bodies accredited by ANAB for gluten-free management systems (GFMS) are able to certify organizations for GFMS conforming with the requirements of the Allergen Control Group (ACG) Gluten-Free Certification Program.

ACG Announcement on Transition to ANAB Accreditation

CBs must be accredited for ISO 22000 (FSMS) prior to applying for GFMS accreditation or apply concurrently for accreditation for ISO 22000 and GFMS. 

GFMS is a base standard program in ANAB’s fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the GFMS application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB’s EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.


Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 44

Available from the Allergen Control Group:

Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) Documents – refer to Annex 1

Available from ANSI (with member discount):

ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain (also available from ASQ with member discount)

ISO/TS 22003:2013 Food safety management systems - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems

ISO/IEC 17050-1, Conformity assessment – Supplier’s declaration of conformity – Part 1: General requirements

ISO/IEC 17050-2, Conformity assessment – Supplier’s declaration of conformity – Part 2: Supporting documentation

Also see requirements for ISO 22000 FSMS accreditation

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