If you live in the UK or any other EU country you can rest
assured that current EU food allergen legislation requires every
manufacturer of any food or beverage to state whether it contains a gluten
Please note that this does not mean they have to provide
an allergy awareness label but to simply list the ingredients that contain
Gluten. This is why it is important you familiarize yourself with Gluten
containing ingredients and why I have provided you with a comprehensive and
easy to follow A to Z list of Gluten containing ingredients.
Currently there is no legislation from the FDA (United
States Food and Drug Administration) or from any body in the US that states
that food and beverage manufacturers must label Gluten ingredients on their
products, as Gluten is considered a GRAS protein, (Generally Recognised As
Safe). Therefore it is even more imperative that US sufferers of any Gluten
related disease endeavor to become fully aware of all Gluten containing
advice would be first to sit down and draw up a list of all the common foods
and beverages you consume in a regular week, then analyze each one for
potential Gluten containing ingredients.
Sometimes it is hard to think of everything you regularly
eat and drink, so making a food and beverage diary of your daily intake is a
great way of becoming aware of this.