Coeliac Society of Ireland Eating Out Pledge
About one in a hundred people in Ireland have coeliac disease. Eating away from home is perhaps the biggest challenge facing people with coeliac disease today. Increasingly, in every aspect of life, people eat and drink on the go. People with coeliac disease are only too aware of the health risks involved with eating food containing traces of gluten.
The aim for the Coeliac Society of Ireland’s Eating Out Pledge is to ensure that gluten free food is stored, prepared, cooked and served in a manner which offers confidence to both the consumer and the operator.
What is the Pledge?
The Eating Out Pledge is a combination of an on-line Gluten Free Training programme provided by Coeliac Society of Ireland, and a Declaration of gluten free standards, signed by the business. When the training has been completed by the minimum people required and the signed declaration returned, the Coeliac Society of Ireland register the business and issue the Eating Out Pledge certificate and window sticker.
The business will also feature on the Coeliac Society of Ireland website, and ezine.
Training: The aim of the programme is that all staff involved in the preparation and serving of food should complete the on-line Gluten free training. The minimum requirement is that the Owner /Manager and Head Chef will have undertaken the training, and that at least one trained person is present in each operational centre* at all times.
* An operational centre is defined as a location where storing, preparation, cooking/baking, handling and /or serving food takes place.
Declaration form: Upon registration you will receive documentation to complete. One of these is a declaration form. The declaration form must be completed and returned to the Coeliac Society of Ireland. The form includes the details of personnel nominated for training, and the Kitchen Safety Checklist. Your venue(s) must meet all conditions specified in the Kitchen Safety Checklist. The Declaration form must be signed by the owner/manager of the business.
Fee: As an introductory offer, a flat rate fee of €300 is charged for the first year.
Spot Checks: The Coeliac Society of Ireland will undertake random spot checks of businesses who are registered for the Pledge.
Note: The Coeliac Society of Ireland reserve the right to change the criteria for the Eating Out Pledge in the future.
Please register below ( you will be asked to complete some contact information details) then pay the registration fee. Once your application is received, The Coeliac Society will contact you as soon as possible to complete the Declaration form and begin the process of registering your business and set you up to begin training.