The Allergan Control Group Inc. (ACG) has announced requirements for ACG recognized certification bodies (CBs) to transition to ANAB accreditation. This is in keeping with the previously announced plan to separate ACG as the Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) standard owner from the accreditation of CBs in the program, thus providing impartiality, credibility, and value.
There is a two-year timeframe for currently recognized CBs and certified facilities to complete the transition process according to ANAB-accredited certification. CBs currently recognized or in the process of being recognized by ACG under the GFCP are required to submit an application for ANAB accreditation for gluten-free management systems before May 15, 2017.
For more information, read the ACG announcement.