FSA to release guidance on gluten-free rule change

By Lesley Foottit

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Related tags: Food standards agency, Gluten-free diet, Coeliac disease

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is releasing guidance to help pub chefs keep up with the rule changes to gluten-free food next year.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is releasing guidance to help pub chefs keep up with the rule changes to gluten-free food next year.

From 1 January the term 'gluten-free' can only be used on foods that contain less than 20 parts of gluten in a million.

Research has shown that using the new lower level will offer better protection for coeliacs — as it stands, there is no limit set for foods described as gluten-free so levels could vary.

The FSA's factsheet will help caterers understand the new descriptions, train their staff accordingly and explain to customers what their food contains and how they are made.

The guidance has been released to coincide with National Coeliac Awareness Week with more information will be available later this year.

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