Coeliac Disease

Special edition: Free-from foods

Consumers equate ‘free-from’ with health: EUFIC

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

‘Free-from’ has become synonymous with healthy food for a large number of consumers – but how that affects shopping habits remains uncertain, according to EUFIC’s Dr Sophie Hieke.

Industry needs to focus on educating consumers and developing innovative gluten-free offerings, according to Frost & Sullivan

Gluten-free: Room for education and innovation

By Kacey Culliney

The snowballing gluten-free trend holds extensive opportunities for ingredients firms but education and innovation is needed to secure the future of this segment, an industry expert has said.

Frito Lay will use its own gluten-free 'GF' icon as seen in the bottom right of this bag of chips

Frito-Lay plans its own gluten-free symbol

By Oliver Nieburg

The world’s largest snack firm Frito-Lay has announced plans to use its own gluten-free symbol on labels in North America after validating products as gluten-free through two celiac organisations.

Gluten free diets may be unnecessary for many, suggest researchers

Gluten free diets may be unnecessary for many, suggest researchers

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nonceliac gluten sensitivity has become an increasingly prevalent diagnosis in the United States, but many Americans may needlessly be limiting their diets as there is no accepted definition of the condition, according to a commentary published in the Annals...

Gluten gives dough elasticity

Dispatches from the ADA 2011 conference

Miller mulls first foray into finished goods with gluten-free range

By Elaine Watson

One of the largest milling companies in the US is considering making its first foray into gluten-free finished goods after establishing a name for itself in the gluten-free flour and bakery mixes market.

FDA reopens comments on gluten-free labeling

FDA reopens comments on gluten-free labeling

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reopened comments on its proposed thresholds for gluten traces in products labeled as gluten free – four years after it originally proposed the guidelines.

Senators urge FDA action on gluten-free labeling

Senators urge FDA action on gluten-free labeling

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Two US Senators have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging prompt action on gluten-free labeling laws, after a proposed rule on tolerable gluten thresholds for gluten-free foods has languished for more than four years.

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