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Require "Gluten" be listed as an allergen on food labelling

Submitted by Jennifer Beadel on Thursday 25th January 2024

Published on Friday 2nd February 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 2nd August 2024

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Require "Gluten" be listed as an allergen on food labelling

Petition Details

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.

Additional Information

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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