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Gluten free food From March 2008 newsletter

Gluten-free food testing

Codex plans to release a revised standard 'Foods for special dietary use for persons intolerant to gluten' later this year. CCFRA holds UKAS accreditation for two methods for assessing the gluten content and gluten-free status of raw materials and products. This includes the 'R5 Mendez ELISA Method' which is cited in the current Codex draft.

These analytical services are complemented by wider services. For example, our cereals technologists' expertise in product formulation and our extensive pilot production plant facilitate the development of gluten-free bakery products such as biscuits. Also, our manufacturing and hygiene specialists advise on the implementation of Good Manufacturing Practice to avoid cross-contamination with gluten-containing materials.

Contact: Helen Brown
+44(0)1386 842016