Rick's Real™ Foods exciting collection of gourmet products now carry the GFCP trademark ensuring to consumers that their brand of products are gluten-free .
The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association is proud to announce Rick’s Real™ Foods exciting collection of gourmet products including Rick’s Rub™ Seasoning Line has met all GFCP assurance requirements to use the GFCP trademark on their product line.
Rick's Rub™ is a collection of dry rub blends consisting of 8 different varieties: Tuscan, Azteca, Original, Moroccan, Heat, Asian, Lamb, and Fish & Seafood. Created by Red Seal Chef Rick to bring flavour back to your kitchen, the Rick’s Rub dry spice blends will give your premium ingredients what they deserve, awesome flavours and aromas residing on your taste buds adding pleasurable memories to your meal time! These seasoning blends have been specially formulated to bring out the best in your meat, fish, vegetables or tofu all year round.
“Every product in the Rick's Real™ Foods collection is Certified Gluten-Free, low in sodium, has no MSG or extra fillers, so you can feel good about feeding your family our premium products” says Chef Rick. Paul Valder, president of the Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG), the corporation that manages the GFCP states that “by displaying the GFCP trademark, Rick’s Real™ Foods provide consumers with a trusted and easily identifiable source of gluten-free products without sacrificing taste, to aid consumers that have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or are avoiding gluten for other reasons”.
The Gluten-Free Certification Program is a voluntary program designed for manufacturers and brand owners committed to producing safe, reliable gluten-free products. The program combines stringent, risk based gluten-free requirements with globally recognized food safety management systems which exceed government requirements in both Canada and the United States. It is verified by an annual robust, third-party facility audit process which ensures continued compliance. Consumers can now shop with confidence across North American and know that the products they are purchasing meet the industry’s strictest gluten-free requirements when they see the GFCP trademark.
“The Canadian Celiac Association believes that all Canadians have the right to safe food, and have designed the Gluten-Free Certification Program to meet these special needs” states Sue Newell, Operations Manager of the Canadian Celiac Association. “The CCA advocates on behalf of approximately 2,000,000 Canadians suffering from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, who are frustrated by the uncertainty of identifying the gluten-free products that are essential to their well-being.”
Rick's Rub™ can be found across BC and Alberta in Save on Foods, Coopers Foods, Urban Fare, PriceSmart Foods, Marketplace IGA, Nester's Market, and gourmet food, butcher, and fish shops. New stores are always being added to the family, so check out Rick’s Real™ Foods locations map to find the nearest location.
About the Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG)
The Allergen Control Group Inc. is a privately held corporation which owns and operates the Gluten-Free Certification Program on a global basis and is endorsed exclusively by the CCA in Canada and the NFCA in the USA. http://www.glutenfreecert.com
About the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA)
The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life. Based in Mississauga, Ontario with 28 Chapters across the country, its mission includes advocacy, education, research and community support. http://www.celiac.ca
About Rick’s Real™ Foods
Rick's Real™ Foods is an exciting collection of gourmet products created by Red Seal Chef Rick Forde, to tempt your tastebuds and your imagination. Whether you are 2 or 102, Rick's Real™ Foods will help you create restaurant quality meals for your whole family. http://www.ricksrealfoods.ca
- Heather Nelson
Allergen Control Group
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- Samantha Daskis
Rick's Real Foods