About the Gluten-Free Restaurant Program (GFRP)


The Gluten-Free Restaurant Program (GFRP), provides food service handlers and operators with the required knowledge and best practices to responsibly meet the special dietary needs of people needing to eat gluten-free food.

GFRP benefits a wide range of business types committed to serving the gluten-free population, including restaurants, caterers, camps, hotels, convention centers, healthcare, and educational institutions.

In turn, through three easily identifiable and recognizable Marks of Trust, GFRP helps consumers find safer, more reliable gluten-free dining out options.

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GF-Verified and GF-Dedicated

Offering safe, reliable gluten-free food ensures your restaurant is keeping up with the rapidly growing gluten-free consumer base. Our gluten-free certification assure your customers that your restaurant standards and practices have met the highest industry requirements, as recognized by the three leading celiac organizations in North America: The National Celiac Association, The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), and Cœliaque Quebec (CQ).

GF-Verified gluten-free certification indicates a restaurant produces both gluten-containing and gluten-free food options and meets the GFFP Standards for serving gluten-free foods safety.

GF-Dedicated gluten-free certification indicates that all food options served in the restaurant are gluten-free.

GF Verified mark of trust GF Dedicated
Chef plating a meal

GFHP technical standards

The main headings cover

1.0  Senior Management Commitment

2.0  Staff Training And Communication

3.0. Gluten Free Menu Planning

4.0  Establishing Food Handling Policies And Procedures To Prevent Accidental Contamination.

4.1.0   Receiving and Storage

4.2.0   Cleaning and Personal Hygiene

4.3.0   Food Preparation and Equipment

4.4.0   Greeting, Ordering and Serving

4.5.0   Off-site Deliveries

5.0  Documentation, Monitoring, Verifying and Reporting

The GFFP Standards contain over 50 key points which are audited by a third party. Each participating restaurant must successfully complete the audit prior to certification being issued.