Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - UK - 2016

FSA Consultation, 24 November 2016

LABELLING - National measures in England on the enforcement of gluten labelling

This consultation seeks views on the enforcement of gluten labelling rules for food businesses in England, which label food as 'gluten-free' or 'very low gluten'. The aim is to ensure consumers who avoid gluten for medical reasons are not misled or confused about gluten claims; and to promote greater consistency around these claims.

About this consultation

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

 Food manufactures, consumer organisations and food business operators involved in the placing on the market of 'gluten-free' foods including importers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, plus enforcement authorities.

What is the subject of this consultation?

 A proposed regulation – Gluten in Food (Information for Consumers) (England) Regulations 2014, to allow the enforcement of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 828/ 2014 which contains rules on providing information to consumers on the absence or reduced presence of gluten in foods.

What is the purpose of this consultation?

 To seek stakeholders' comments and views on the proposed regulations, which will introduce specific enforcement measures in England relating to the European Union rules on 'gluten-free' foods, and the associated Impact Assessment.

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site. See: Consultation - Gluten in Food (Information for Consumers) (England) Regulations

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