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Leven Baking Company Gluten-Free Safety Policy

At Leven, we are committed to providing safe and reliable gluten-free products to our valued customers. We understand the importance of catering to individuals with gluten sensitivities and gluten-related disorders, such as celiac disease, and we strive to ensure their peace of mind by maintaining the highest standards of gluten-free food safety. This policy outlines our commitment and the measures we take to uphold it.

  1. Compliance with Regulations: a. We will comply with all applicable local, national, and international regulations governing gluten-free labeling and food safety. b. We will stay informed about any updates or changes in regulations and adjust our practices accordingly to ensure ongoing compliance.

  2. Gluten-Free Training: a. All employees involved in the handling, preparation, and serving of gluten-free products will receive comprehensive training on gluten-free food safety. b. Training will cover topics such as cross-contamination prevention, proper cleaning and sanitization procedures, ingredient sourcing, and the importance of accurate gluten-free labeling.

  3. Ingredient Sourcing: a. We will carefully select and source ingredients from trusted suppliers who adhere to gluten-free standards. b. Regular communication with suppliers will be maintained to verify the gluten-free status of ingredients and address any concerns promptly.

  4. Separation and Cross-Contamination Prevention: a. Dedicated areas, equipment, and utensils will be designated for the preparation and handling of gluten-free products to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. b. Clear protocols will be established to prevent cross-contact between gluten-containing and gluten-free ingredients during storage, preparation, cooking, and serving processes.

  5. Sanitation and Hygiene: a. Thorough cleaning and sanitization practices will be implemented to ensure that surfaces, equipment, and utensils used in gluten-free food preparation are free from gluten traces. b. Adequate hand hygiene protocols will be followed by all employees to minimize the risk of gluten cross-contamination.

  6. Testing and Validation: a. We will periodically conduct gluten testing on our products to validate their gluten-free status. b. Testing will be performed using reliable methods and verified laboratories to ensure accurate results.

  7. Continuous Improvement: a. We will continuously review and improve our gluten-free safety practices based on industry advancements, customer feedback, and emerging scientific research. b. Feedback from customers regarding their gluten-free experience will be highly valued and used to enhance our processes and offerings.

  8. Communication and Transparency: a. Clear and accurate gluten-free labeling will be provided on our products, adhering to the relevant regulations. b. We will maintain open and transparent communication with customers regarding our gluten-free commitment, ingredient inquiries, and any changes that may impact the gluten-free status of our products.

By adhering to this Gluten-Free Safety Policy, we reaffirm our dedication to providing high-quality, gluten-free products and maintaining the trust of our gluten-free customers. This policy will be communicated to all employees, and we will ensure its implementation throughout our operations.

Leven Baking Company 6/13/2023