Strict practices give consumers confidence in a restaurant's ability to provide safe gluten-free meals, says Kupper
Auburn, WA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), working with the Gluten-Free Food Service Certification program(GFFS), an industry program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has launched a line of certified gluten-free pizzas at all locations nationwide. Standardized national education programs for staff and preparation processes for pizzas were created for California Pizza Kitchen in accordance with the Gluten-Free Food Service program guidelines to ensure best practices for safe gluten free pizza options.
The procedures in place create a standardized system for all locations that focus on preventing cross contamination when making gluten-free pizzas. These procedures demonstrate the best practices in identification, storage, production, sanitation, training, and monitoring of gluten-free food. Dedicated ingredient storage areas, dedicated preparation areas, and required manager oversight for the preparation of each gluten-free pizza ensures a standard of excellence that can at clearly measured at every location.
The Gluten Intolerance Group through the gluten-Free Food Service program routinely audits restaurant locations to ensure program compliance. Every location audited by the Gluten-Free Food Service must receive an audit score of 85% or higher to receive a passing grade. The onsite auditing process enables standardized training of employees and management to be established and adhered to at all California Pizza Kitchen locations.
“We look forward to partnering with California Pizza Kitchen as the company is committed to maintaining strict policies to ensure that guests are served quality pizzas that meet our gluten-free guidelines,” Cynthia Kupper, Executive Director, Gluten Intolerance Group.
About Gluten Intolerance Group
The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has been serving the needs of the gluten-free consumer for 39 years through its social and food industry programs, which provide education and support for living healthy gluten-free lifestyles. These programs include the Gluten-Free Certification Program, Gluten-Free Food Service Certification, as well as the international Chef to Plate Gluten-Free Awareness Program, which is conducting with restaurants in several countries. GIG also offers many educational programs and materials, support groups, and summer camps. To learn more about the Gluten Intolerance Group visit http://www.Gluten.net. Follow them on Twitter @GlutenDotNet
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About California Pizza Kitchen
Born in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of creative dishes, from signature California-style hearth-baked pizzas, creative salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches. A SoCal classic, CPK incites international cravings in more than 11 different countries. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen visit http://www.cpk.com. Follow them on Twitter @calpizzakitchen, like on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen and stay connected through http://instagram.com/californiapizzakitchen #cpkglutenfree or #cpknextchapter.
Cynthia Kupper, Executive Director (253-833-6655)