The FoodChain ID Gluten-Free Certification Standard is intended for products sold in North America and Canada. The Standard covers the procurement, production, handling, processing, storage, distribution, and labelling of foods to validate the absence of gluten. Certification of a product must be at the maximum requirement of ≤ 10 ppm in order to make a FoodChain ID Gluten-Free product claim. The aim of the FoodChain ID Gluten-Free Certification Standard is to provide sites with independent, third-party certification verifying that their production and handling systems, quality systems, and products are free from the presence of gluten and are in compliance with requirements of the FoodChain ID Gluten-Free Standard to exclude gluten. This certification program is intended to correspond with USA Food Allergen Labelling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) / Gluten-free label claim and USA Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final ruling issued August 5, 2013. This ruling requires a manufacturer of a food that voluntarily chooses to use a gluten free claim, the food bearing the claim in its labelling may not contain: An ingredient that is a gluten-containing grain An ingredient that is derived from a gluten-containing grain that has not been processed to remove gluten An ingredient that is derived from a gluten-containing grain, that has been processed to remove gluten but results in the presence of 20 ppm or more gluten in the food.