A Reference Sheet is available to use along with the gluten-free Catering List.
The reference sheet gives a quick overview of the gluten free diet.
Gluten can be present in some processed food examples below: (under the allergen labelling regulation, if gluten is present as a deliberate ingredient in a pre-packed food then gluten will be listed on the label. Allergen labelling regulations do not cover cross contamination in food products
- Sausages, burgers and processed meat where flour may be used as a binder.
- Cereals where the main ingredient may be gluten-free (eg corn flakes or rice cereals) but malt extract or malt flavourings, both based on barley, are used in the flavouring.
- Stock cubes, soy sauce, gravy, sauces and salad dressings where flour may be used as a thickener.
- Crisps and flavoured snacks or nuts where wheat starch may be used in the flavourings or to ‘stick’ the flavourings on.
- Sweets and chocolate bars where wheat flour or wheat starch is often used.
- Processed cheese, processed yoghurts and grated cheese where a gluten-based ingredient may be used to thicken or separate.
- Flours derived from gluten-free foods such as potato flour or rice flour may have cross-contamination problems.
- Squashes or cordials which may contain barley.