Amending The Bread and Flour Regulations 1998
6 October 2022
On 1 September the UK government has opened 12 week consultation seeking views on the update and change of The Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 and The Bread and Flour Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 which cover specific rules on adding nutrients to bread and flour.
The main reason for the consultation is due to changes to the law made following the UK leaving the EU. There is also a need to bring bread and flour regulations in line with other food legislation, as well as the implementation of folic acid fortification following a public consultation in 2019.
Currently, the proposed regulations do not include gluten free flour and bread. We believe this unfairly excludes those following a gluten free diet who might benefit from mandatory fortification too.
Coeliac UK will be responding to this consultation asking for equivalent regulations for gluten free flour and bread. As gluten free manufactures you may like to have your say on the rules around adding nutrients to flour.
We will be submitting our response in due course but if you would like to find out more about our position, please get in touch.