More specific rules, relating to what can be used on gluten labelling, has changed and this is covered in Regulation (EU) No. 828/ 2014.
- the use of ‘no gluten containing ingredients’ ( NGCI) and similar factual statements other than the ones mentioned in the Regulation, cannot be used in any food labelling. For more information about changes to claiming NGCI, please see the fact sheet in the Related Links section.
- only the terms ‘gluten-free’ and ‘very low gluten’, as well as the accompanying statement explained in Article 3 of EU Regulation 828/ 2014, are permitted.
- the Regulation specifies that food businesses using the terms ‘gluten-free’ and ‘very low gluten’ can accompany those terms with ‘suitable for people intolerant to gluten’ or ‘suitable for coeliacs’. Or, if the food has been specially produced, prepared and/or processed to:
(a) reduce the gluten content of one or more gluten-containing ingredients; or
(b) substitute the gluten-containing ingredients with other ingredients naturally free of gluten, food businesses may include the additional statement ‘specifically formulated for people intolerant to gluten’ or ‘specifically formulated for coeliacs’.