AOECS Standard for Gluten-Free Foods

UK Food Certification are approved by Coeliac UK and Coeliac Society Ireland as a certification body to deliver audits to meet the AOECS Standard for Gluten-free Foods enabling food brands to join the Crossed Grain trademark scheme. The options available are the Standalone AOECS Audit, which can be done at any time, or the AOECS Gluten-free Addendum alongside the BRCGS Food Safety audit.

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Crossed Grain Trademark

The Crossed Grain trademark scheme is run by Coeliac UK and Coeliac Society Ireland in their respective countries and is nationally and internationally recognised.

If you wish to use the Crossed Grain Trademark, UK Food Certification are able to conduct assessments to the AOECS Standard and the AOECS Gluten Free Addendum alongside a GFSI audit.

With support through the process, including facilitating an introduction to either Coeliac UK or Coeliac Society Ireland, the Crossed Grain trademark demonstrates consumer confidence throughout Europe and beyond.

Find out more about Coeliac UK and the work they do below.

Other Standards offered by UK Food Certification

Food Safety Standard

The BRCGS Standard for Food Safety, was the first Standardto be recognised by GFSI in 2000 and now at issue 9.


The START! programme recognises and encourages the development of food safety systems in small sites.


Certification to the BRCGS Plant-Based standard enables sites to respond to the evolving demands of their customers.


BRGCS’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) uses a scientifically proven, risk-based management systems approach for effectively controlling gluten and gluten cross-contamination from incoming ingredients to the final product.

Your path to certification

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01. Application

Request and complete our application form, following which we can determine your audit duration and audit costs.
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02. Audit Planning

Discuss and confirm your audit date, and receive your formal audit notification and invoice.
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03. The Audit

The audit takes place on-site. If there are any findings, these will be discussed with you as they
are found.
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04. Corrective Planning

Corrective actions for any non-conformities to be submitted to us within 28 days of the audit for review and close out.
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05. Certification

If corrective actions are satisfactory, your grade will be determined and your certification and audit report
will be issued.


If you are new to the assessment process for any of the Standards provided by UK Food Certification and are looking to have certification against the Standard, you may wish to consider a pre-assessment. These visits can be beneficial as our assessors will identify aspects of the Standard that you may not be conforming to, giving you the ability and time to prepare ahead of your full certificated assessment.

Pre-assessment enquiry