Allergen Control Group Launching Plant-Based Certification Program

Toronto, Canada—The Allergen Control Group (ACG), owners of the Gluten-Free Certification Program, announced in a press release the formation of two food-industry stakeholder working groups to support the development and launch of the first internationally recognized and voluntary Plant-Based Certification Program (PBCP).

Paul Valder, president and CEO of ACG, said in the release, “Although there appears to be little or no current regulations around these claims, our PBCP will be designed to enable consumers to make safe and informed choices, while also meeting the current and future practical needs of our industry.”

The press release says that a limited number of seats are still available for participation from key brand owners, grocery retailers, and manufacturers. The first face-to-face sessions are to be hosted in both North America and Europe towards the end of February.