Why isn’t Marmite listed in the Food & Drink Guide?
Although it was suitable in the past, Marmite is no longer suitable for a gluten-free diet as it contains slightly more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten.
Yeast extract (which Marmite is made from) can be made as a by product of bread, wine and beer making. Although the ingredient and manufacturing processes have not changed, recent information received from the makers of Marmite indicates that despite thorough washing, it contains slightly more than the 20 ppm gluten standard, now defined by law.
If in the past you have included Marmite in your gluten free diet, it is highly unlikely that it will have been harmful as it is usually only consumed in small amounts.
You can contact the Unilever Careline on 0800 010 109 directly if you would like to speak to someone about the suitability of Marmite.
Please see our Food and Drink Guide for alternative yeast extract products which are suitable for a gluten free diet.
Yeast extract products which are suitable are listed in our online Food and Drink Information Service.