FDF Gluten Labelling Guidance: Best Practice for Prepacked Foods which Include or Exclude Cereals Containing Gluten.

This updated UK best practice guidance aims to provide advice to food business operators, irrespective of size, on how to label food products that include cereals containing gluten; alongside the claims that can be made relating to the absence or reduced presence of gluten (e.g. gluten-free).

The document has been developed to illustrate examples of different labelling situations, with special consideration given to oats and wheat species. It provides information about the distinction between coeliac disease and cereal allergy, advice on precautionary allergen labelling, and a flow diagram for making gluten absence claims.

Foreword

“The Food Standards Agency welcomes the FDF's work to achieve greater consistency in how the presence of cereals containing gluten and gluten-free claims are labelled on prepacked foods. Having a trusted consistent approach will make it easier for people with coeliac disease or with allergies to these cereals to find and understand the labelling information they need. And that means they can make safer food choices. I am very pleased to see further progress in this important area of public health and consumer protection.”
Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency


Last reviewed: 03 Jun 2019