Certifications and Testing

Firebird Mills Certifications

Gluten-Free Flours and Mixes

Quality You Can Trust

You’ve worked hard to earn your customers’ trust. Firebird works with reputable third-party certification agencies and keeps safety and quality at the forefront of everything we do, so you can have the security of knowing we use best-in-class testing and safety practices.

We are proud to hold the following certifications:

USDA Certified Organic International Certification Services, Inc. (ICS) is a pioneer in the organic certification movement and became an accreditation agency for the USDA’s National Organic Program in 2002. The ICS is based in North Dakota.

Certified Gluten-Free

The ICS standards for gluten-free certification are applied to the products being produced as well as to the management practices of the producers. In order to be ICS-certified gluten-free, an organization must reduce/minimize the introduction of gluten proteins in the production stream from wheat, spelt, Kamut®, rye, barley and oats. Firebird does not purchase or process these ingredients.

Blue Ribbon Kosher

Kosher means “fit.” In order to be deemed kosher, a product and its production must meet exacting requirements. There is a sizeable market for kosher consumers, with more than 12 million in the United States alone. There are more than 35 million non-Jewish consumers of kosher products.

British Retail Consortium Food Safety

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a global standardized safety and quality certification program used in 123 countries. In the U.S., BRC certification is often required by leading retailers.

If you need a certification that you don’t see listed, please ask your sales rep about it. It’s likely we are already working toward or have obtained what you need.

Testing

Every Firebird gluten-free product undergoes thorough ELIZA-R5 testing to validate that the product contains less than 10 ppm of gluten from the moment it arrives at the facility to the time it leaves. For more about our testing procedures, please read our blog post. If you have any questions about our certifications or safety protocols, please contact us.