Celiac Support Association

Celiac Support Association Recognition Seal & Our Gluten-Free Certification Program

Expect More from Your Gluten-Free Certification Program

By design, the best value in gluten-free certification programs. Our program differentiates gluten-free products which offer individuals more control over their health. 

A major consumer magazine rated the CSA Recognition Seal program the top gluten free certification program

Innovation and New Horizons

David Sands, PhD, Plant Pathologist, Montana State University, assesses a test plots for new crops. His team developed an oat variety that may prove to be absent of any celiac toxic amino acid sequences. The only validation available now is expensive mass spectromitry.However, gene mapping promises the development of gluten-free wheat, barley and rye.

Animal breeding has developed a grass-fed Angus breed, Lowline, that produces tender cuts of meat.

AgEagle is a promising drone robot that can be programmed to monitor ag fields for disease, insect infestation, weeds and nutrient content. Future drone programming could eliminate cross-contamination in the field.

Testing companies have noticed the interest in the gluten content verification and are developing new tests to meet consumers' and producers' requests.

In order for products to qualify under the CSA Innovation Category, companies must be able to validate that their processing procedures have removed the offending amino acid sequences from the wheat, barley, rye or common oats used in their product which adversely impacts those with celiac disease.  The verification must show the final product has less than 5 ppm quantifiable gluten.  To date, no research implicates any specific toxic fraction of wheat, barley, rye or oats for those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Innovation Category - Qualifying Products

Labeling of products which contain barley and hops ingredients are regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and carry the statement: “Product fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.”  

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) May 24, 2012 ruling reiterates the pre FDA Food Allergen Act of 2004 definition of gluten-free equals "none." The TTB will likely review the current rulings in light of the FDA gluten-free regulation that replaces zero “free” and allows gluten (below a 20 ppm level for a legal gluten-free claim.) Links to both TTB press release and TTB complete 2012 ruling, and  the February 2014 Ruling.  In April, the FDA is expected to define the qualifications for reduced gluten products that are hydrolyzed or fermented.

For more information, contact

Larry Brauer, Product Certification Manager

at 1-877-272-4272

[email protected]

or Text GFCSA to 51555

CSA Recognition Seal Program Participants

Gluten-Free Testing and Gluten-Free Certification Program of Celiac Support Association

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Recognition SealSince 2004,  products bearing the CSA Recognition Seal represent a critical review of the company's manufacturing practices and procedures to reduce risk for celiac and gluten sensitive customers.  In addition to testing products with the strictest testing methods in the industry, the CSA Recognition Seal indicates the company's commitment to communicating product information to the consumer. 

CSA Recognition Seal products are tested using the most sensitive ELISA and other relevant validated tests available in the United States. ELISA testing must show a product is at less than 5 ppm -- additional verification testing may be required depending upon the type of food. Testing validates the commitment of the gluten-free producer. Companies must submit the analysis of ingredients and manufacturing procedures (HACCP) to assure the products meet the requirements for the CSA Recognition Seal.  

The CSA Recognition Seal provides the customer with additional information to use when managing their personal food choices. 

Your Products Belong Here

The source ingredients are listed by their common name rather than the term gluten-free, the CSA certification program suitable for a wide range of products.

Future Innovation:  Innovation in agriculture, processing and testing are encouraged.
CSA encourages advances in commercial testing procedures to detect gluten.

AgVanced Enterprises
Aleia's Gluten Free Foods
Bakery City LLC
Bay State Milling
Because Cookie Dough
Bella Gluten Free
Bloomfield Farms, Inc.
BOLD Organics
Bouchard Family Farm
Bountiful Pantry
Brooke's Candy Company
Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream
Butter Button Bakery
By The Way Bakery
Canino's Sausage Co., Inc.
Cera Products
Chebe Bread Products
Chic Naturals
Chincoteague Seafood Co. Inc.
Colace Clear
Colors Gourmet Pizza
Cooke Tavern Soups
Country Boy Brand
Coyote Kitchen
Craft Brew Alliance
Daiya Foods
Dakota Lakes Products, Inc.
David's Unforgettables
DeIorio's Foods Inc.
DI Manufacturing
DiCarlo's Salsa
Dietz & Watson
Doc's Nutrilicious/Oh Yes!
Domata LLC
Duinkerken Foods Inc
Duverger (Les Macarons Duverger)
Earth Café Living Foods, Inc.
Earth Source Organics, Inc.
Éclair Naturals
Evans Bakery Co
Firma Italia SPA
Flour Craft Bakery
Follow Your Heart
Food for Thought
Franke's Sweet Corn
Freeda Vitamins, Inc.
Fresh Select Inc
Frontier Soups
Full Flavor Foods, LLC
Garden and Garnish
Garden Protein Intl
Gem City Fine Foods
Gerbs Pumpkin Seeds
GF D Angio dba Chef Luca's Italian GF Food
Gillian's Foods, Inc.
Giusto's Specialty Foods
Gluten Free Creations
Gluten Free Goddess Bakery
Gluten Free Mama Kitchen, LLC
Gluten Free Passport
Gluten Free Prairie LLC
Gluten Free Remedies
Goose Valley Natural Foods, LLC
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro
Gourmet Parlor Pizza Co Inc
Grandpa Brands Company, The Grandpa Soap Co.
Grandpa's Kitchen
Grove Creek Foods
Hana Pastries Enterprises, LLC/Hana Kitchens
Harvest Time Foods
Hawaii Taro Company, LLC
HB Specialty Foods
Hill's Chestnut Farm
Hodgson Mill Inc
I AM Products, LLC
I.M. Healthy
Inalproces S.A.
Integrative Flavors
Internationally Delicious Masterpiece Cookies
Italian Fusion
Izzy's Cheesecake
Jawea Frozen Desserts
Josefs Gluten Free
Josie's Coat of Oats
Joy Cone Company
Kerry Wood Healthy Foods
KT's Kitchens Inc.
Lazy 8 Ranch Specialty Food Co.
Life Food Products
Life Foods Inc
Lillabee Baking
Liny's Food
Lively Up Your Breath
MacarOn Paris, LLC
Madison's Hot Sauce
Mayacamas Fine Foods
Meister's Gluten Free Mixtures
MetaBusiness International/SKYE FOODS
Metropoliltan Gourmet
Mikaela's Simply Divine
Millers Mustard
Mina's Purely Divine
Montana Gluten Free Processors
MPWR Skin Care
Mrs. May's Naturals
Muffin Revolution LLC
Mulay's Sausage Corp.
Nana Joe's, LLC
Neptune Foods
New Grains Gluten Free Bakery, LLC
North Brooklyn Eats
OCHO Candy
Old World Spices and Seasonings
OMG Foods Inc.
OMG It's Gluten Free
Omission Beer
Once Again Nut Butter
One Dish Cuisine
One Source Nutrition, LLC
Pascha Chocolates
Pasta Loioco
Pelican Bay Ltd.
Platayuc Parque Industrial Incaconsa
Posh Pop Bakeshop
Prairie Kitchen
Purdue Products
Purunchon Inc
R W Bakers
Rebecca's Gluten Free
Rise Bakery
Rootin' Tootin' No Gluten Foods
Russo's Gluten Free Gourmet
Russo's Retail LLC
S'Imaginer Foods, Inc.
S.A. Piazza and Associates LLC
Sabor Mexicano
Sauce Goddess Gourmet
Schwan's Home Service
Science of Living Natural Foods
Senza Glutine
Seth Ellis Chocolatier/Sun Cups
Skye Foods
Smart Baking
Sogni Dolci Gluten Free
SoL Cuisine
Spring Prairie Meats
St. Julien Macaroons
Starfish Inc./Pacific Seafood
Step One Foods
SunWest Foods, Inc.
Sustainable Indulgence
Sweet Pete's Pure, Simple Sweets LLC
Tai Foong USA, Inc.
Taste Traditions of Omaha
Tate's Bake Shop
Tea-riffic! Ice Cream LLC
The BOSS Food Company
The Cookie Connection
The Grain Exchange
The Schwan Food Company
The Wheat-Free Gourmet
Ugly's Gluten Free Bakery
Venice Baking Company
Vin-Chet Pastry Shop
Voyaging Foods
WEDO Entrepreneurs, LLC
Wink Frozen Desserts
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