Submitted by Jennifer Beadel on Thursday 25th January 2024
Published on Friday 2nd February 2024
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 2nd August 2024
Current Signatures: 146
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Require "Gluten" be listed as an allergen on food labelling
Currently food labelling has to include bold lettering for barley, wheat, rye and oats. These are gluten containing ingredients, but gluten itself does not have to be mentioned. This can be confusing for coeliac sufferers and those providing food or drinks to coeliac sufferers.
Around 1:100 people suffer with coeliac disease. When diagnosed they are advised they must avoid gluten containing foods. However, gluten itself is not required to be listed on food labels, just the items that contain gluten, such as wheat. I would ask that the Government require the specific addition of ‘GLUTEN’ in brackets after gluten containing ingredients - for example WHEAT (GLUTEN) to ensure food labels are more transparent for sufferers, and anyone selecting food to provide to a coeliac sufferer.
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