Gluten continues to be prominent in the news and with further legislative changes it remains as important as ever to remain aware of what is being served and how its being advertised..
The owner of a Swansea based takeaway has recently been fined £1,200 after they served a gluten free customer an apparently gluten free meal, but which contained 80x the permissible levels of gluten. The customer naturally became very ill and this outcome clearly demonstrate the importance of correct labelling of food, knowing the ingredients and having sound cross contamination processes in place.
You may recall back in July we discussed the changes that were being introduced to permittable ‘Non Gluten Containing Ingredients’ (NGCI) statements. The Food Standards Agency in partnership with Coeliac UK have published a brief summary of these changes and the deadlines by which they should be implemented. This summary is available here.