Improving the availability of gluten-freeWhen a food has less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten so it is safe for people with coeliac disease to eat.
food is one of the Charity’s key strategic aims and following feedback from our Members, Coeliac UK continues to work extensively with the catering sector to increase their understanding and see improved glutenA protein that is found in the cereals wheat, barley and rye.
-free food provision.
Now with our new catering training courses and accreditation system we are starting to see real positive changes that will make eating out gluten-free easier for everyone with coeliac diseaseA condition where a person is unable to eat gluten as it makes their body attack itself.
We are therefore delighted to confirm that there are now three companies who have announced they will be offering gluten-free pizzas.
Domino’s will be the first UK pizza delivery company to launch a gluten-free accredited product at the beginning of November.
Domino’s has spent the past few years working with Coeliac UK and carrying out research into gluten-free pizza bases in order to provide safe gluten-free choices through its network of more than 740 stores.
They are currently training all their pizza makers on the new product ready for launch, to make sure that they understand the controls around handling gluten-free pizzas and ingredients.
The new gluten-free pizza will be available to order for delivery from Domino’s at no additional cost.
For further information about the November launch, keep checking Domino’s Facebook page or follow Domino’s on Twitter.
After close consultation with Coeliac UK and following extensive research into their customer needs, Pizza Hut have developed a new gluten-free pizza base that meets the No Gluten Containing Ingredients (NGCI) accreditation.
The pizzas will be available in store (not take away) from Monday 8 October at no additional cost for the gluten-free option.
Pizza Hut keep all their dough separated throughout the entire product journey to ensure that it doesn’t come into contact with floured dough bases and they’ve made all their toppings gluten-free throughout their restaurants. They also use separate sauces for their gluten-free pizza bases, which are also stored separately, and separate utensils are used for making each product.
All their team members are receiving in depth training so they rigorously clean all the food preparation areas, and they have a thorough hand cleaning process before they make any gluten-free pizzas.
Prezzo is now serving gluten-free pizzas in all of its 173 restaurants across the UK, following a successful trial including testing.
Customers can now choose a gluten-free pizza from its complete range of 13 classic stone-baked pizzas.