National measures in England on the enforcement of gluten labelling

Last updated:
24 November 2016
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

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
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.

What is the 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 (EU) No. 828/ 2014 which contains rules on providing information to consumers on the absence or reduced presence of gluten in foods.

What is the 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.

All comments and views should be sent to

Nasreen Shah Food Standards Agency

Directorate Support Unit
1st Floor, Aviation House
125 Kingsway

0207 276 8538
Responses are requested by: Thursday, 22 December 2016

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.

In accordance with the FSA principle of openness we shall keep a copy of the completed consultation and responses, to be made available to the public on request. The summary of responses may include personal data, such as your full name. Disclosure of any other personal data would be made only upon request for the full consultation responses. If you do not want this information to be released, please complete and return the Publication of Personal Data Form. Return of this form does not mean that we will treat your response to the consultation as confidential, just your personal data.

Summary of responses

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.