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Regarding our Just Natural Gluten Free Range:
Firstly we are certified by the Coeliac society ( cross grain symbol) for producing gluten free.
Secondly all our final testing is carried out by Neogen Europe in a certified and independent lab.
Neogen specialise in allergen testing for the food industry worldwide as well as supplying instant result allergen test kits for food manufacturers.
Our Gluten free range is made up of two foods groups, both are treated exactly the same and both face the same rigorous testing and hygiene procedures as set out below.
Unfortunately the Coeliac society do not allow the cross grain symbol to be used on product groups that are naturally gluten free such as rice, even though there is many opportunities to contaminate these goods with gluten throughout the supply chain.
This is one of their rules and we are currently working with them to highlight the risk coeliacs take purchasing packaged and processed naturally gluten free ingredients that have been through a supply chain that contains gluten.
I know from personal experience working in other food processing sites not everyone carries out allergen cleaning in between allergen groups.
This is why some packs have a cross grain symbol and state licensed to carry the celiac symbol
Whilst other packs state packed in a certified gluten free site.
We are currently working towards a solution where we either add a symbol to state these goods have been tested and certified gluten free to go with the cross grain symbol or work with the celiac society on a more comprehensive range of goods that are safe for coeliacs.
I appreciate this may cause some confusion on shelf at present but we are working to get all our test certificates on line for people to check and verify themselves, but in the mean time I would inform your customers we only state certified gluten free on pack once we have carried out our rigorous testing. We do not just rely on the fact these items should be gluten free. We check and monitor our supply chain which is global.
We believe allergen awareness is on the increase and to be already able to batch test and verify products allergen free is already a big step forward, We don’t rely on annual testing.