I was invited by my friends at the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) to take part in a virtual press conference with other gluten-free bloggers and publications as they launched their enhanced GREAT restaurant credentialing program. I found the call to be very interesting and it was helpful to hear first hand and ask questions about the NFCA GREAT restaurant credentialing program.
Essentially the new credentialing will designate participating restaurants by either an Amber or Green designation dependent on the level of training and implementation of certain protocols associated with each level.
While the NFCA is still in the early days of the program rolling out they did mention that the actual policing and feedback on participating establishments will come from the Celiac community itself via various communication methods.
Here is the press release detailing the credentialing program in more depth. The NFCA is seeking feedback on the program so please feel free to comment here or send me an e-mail if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions and I will pass them along to the NFCA.