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National measures in England on the enforcement of gluten labelling

England specific
This consultation seeks views on the enforcement of gluten labelling rules for food businesses in England, which label food as 'gluten-free' or 'very low gluten'.

The aim is to ensure consumers who avoid gluten for medical reasons are not misled or confused about gluten claims; and to promote greater consistency around these claims.

About this consultation

Consultation target audience 

Food manufactures, consumer organisations and food business operators involved in the placing on the market of 'gluten-free' foods including importers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, plus enforcement authorities.

Subject of this consultation

A proposed regulation – Gluten in Food (Information for Consumers) (England) Regulations 2014, to allow the enforcement of the Commission Implementing Regulation No. 828/ 2014 which contains rules on providing information to consumers on the absence or reduced presence of gluten in foods.

Purpose of this consultation

To seek stakeholders' comments and views on the proposed regulations, which will introduce specific enforcement measures in England relating to the European Union rules on 'gluten-free' foods, and the associated Impact Assessment.

Consultation pack

Summary of responses

Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

You can find information on how we handle data provided in response to consultations in our Consultations privacy notice.

Further information

This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.