Allergen Control Group Strengthens Technical Expertise & Business Development Team

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ACG is pleased to announce the addition of two new key roles to support growing gluten-free, allergen and free-from manufacturing claims.

Barry Meikle, Technical Services Coordinator & Natalie Santos, Business Development Representative

Barry Meikle, Technical Services Coordinator & Natalie Santos, Business Development Representative

The Allergen Control Group is proud to announce two new positions in it’s Canadian office, created to better serve customers and build their already technically competent reputation throughout North America and the world.

The Allergen Control Group is proud to announce two new positions in it’s Canadian office, created to better serve customers and build their already technically competent reputation throughout North America and the world. Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG) is the standard owner of the globally recognized Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP), the only ISO 17021 accredited gluten-free management system certification designed for manufacturers and brand owners committed to producing safe, reliable gluten-free products.

“We are very proud to welcome Barry Meikle to fill the new Technical Services Coordinator position” states Jessica Burke, Manager of Compliance & Technical Services, at ACG. “Having Barry join our Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) technical team will be a huge asset for ACG and allow us to better respond to customer needs as well as communicate with our Certification Bodies and their growing GFCP approved global food auditor base.”

Barry Meikle is an expert in food safety with a B.Sc. in Environmental Health from Cardiff Metropolitan University, a Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing, and is an IRCA ISO 9001:2015 certified auditor. He has extensive work experience in the food industry, environmental health and food standards having worked for Foods Standards Agency in Wales, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Newport City Council. Being well aware of HACCP requirements and allergen regulations, Mr. Meikle will support managing new developments for ACG’s gluten, allergen and free-from standards and product claims within the food, drug and natural health product sectors.

In addition, ACG welcomes Natalie Santos to the GFCP team in a newly created business development capacity. Ms. Santos will provide interested SME’s with support and coaching throughout the onboarding process. Working from the Head Office, she will work closely with the business development and marketing teams, with a mandate to grow the number of gluten-free brands and certified manufacturers within the program. “I am excited to work closely with Natalie and am confident our customers will welcome her knowledge, maturity and overall strong business acumen,” states Paul Valder, ACG president and CEO.

About the Allergen Control Group Inc.
The Allergen Control Group Inc. (ACG) is a privately held corporation which owns and operates the Gluten-Free Certification Program on a global basis and is endorsed exclusively by the Beyond Celiac in the USA and the Canadian Celiac Association. http://www.glutenfreecert.com

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