Gluten free and the law
- The term gluten free is covered by European regulation (Regulation (EU) No 828/2014) and embedded in UK law.
- It’s mandatory for food brands and caterers to provide information (information on packaging for food brands and written or oral for caterers) on the presence of the fourteen allergens, including gluten (wheat, barley, rye and oats), as deliberate ingredients within a product or dish.
- To label gluten free on your product or menu you need to be sure that the product or dishes you are serving contain 20 parts per million (ppm) or less of gluten.
- Download our Gluten Free Guidance or join our Crossed Grain trademark product certification scheme for food brand or our GF accreditation scheme for caterers and receive advice and support from our Food policy team.
How we can help you
Making sure you can comply with the law is key for both your business and your customers. By working with us, we can help you tap into the gluten free market and help you increase your food revenue as seen by some of our other Crossed Grain licensees and GF accredited partners.
Through our Crossed Grain trademark scheme for manufacturers and brands or our GF accreditation scheme for caterers and restaurateurs, we've got services in place to help you communicate your gluten free business correctly to your customers.
Communicating gluten free
To label gluten free on your products or menu you need to be sure that the products or dishes you are serving contain 20 parts per million (ppm) or less of gluten. The legislation on the labelling of gluten free foods, Regulation (EU) No 828/2014, covers the absence of gluten in food to meet the standard for gluten free and is a separate piece of legislation. The term can only be used for dishes that contain 20ppm or less of gluten and applies to all foods sold in catering establishments and pre-packaged products.
With 82% of our members saying they would be more likely to revisit an accredited venue and 88% saying they look out for the Crossed Grain trademark on products, download our gluten free guidance and enquire about our schemes, getting your company set up and ready for communicating your gluten free business to your customers:
Manufacturers and brands?
Check out our Crossed Grain trademark scheme for more information on how this scheme can benefit your products.
Caterers and restaurateurs?