Gluten-free bakery brand Genius has unveiled a soft breakfast biscuit that it claims is a first for UK free-from aisles.

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s is to launch three new cake bars in supermarkets from April.

Primal Joy, which makes all-natural, gluten-free snacks and granolas, has unveiled a new look and improved packaging as part of its continued expansion. 

Medical experts have been fiercely debating the £25m the NHS spends on prescription gluten-free food for coeliacs.

New trade body the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has been created in response to soaring sales of gluten-free food.

Pieminister has extended its gluten-free line-up with The Gluten Free Ranger made with free-range British chicken and ham with leeks & thyme.

Free-from food and drink has been one of the fastest-growing categories in UK supermarkets this year, according to research by analysts Nielsen.

Food and drink advisory service Campden BRI will hold a conference on 16-17 March 2017 for the food manufacturing sector on the development of gluten-free bakery products.

New gluten-free wheat?

15 December, 2016

Gluten-free might not have to mean wheat-free, according to a new report, with new wheat crops being developed as an alternative to a gluten-free diet. 

Prewett’s brand owner Northumbrian Fine Foods has increased its baked output by almost a third following a £1.2m investment.

Gluten-free bakery Bells of Lazonby has added two new gluten-free products to its ‘We Love Cake’ range.

Boulder Brands – owner of the Udi’s gluten-free brand – has pulled out of the UK market.

More than a quarter of the British population purchase free-from products as a lifestyle choice, according to research by Harris Interactive.

UK gluten-free brand Schär has added the new Wholesome Vitality Loaf to its gluten-free bread range.

Gluten-free baker Free From Fairy has launched the first ever gluten- and rice-free wholegrain flour blend – available exclusively from Honest Eats.

Patisserie Holdings-owned Baker & Spice will launch its own gluten-free range this week, and has grand expansion plans.

Hovis’ special-edition loaf, which launches this month, has a seeded dough for extra crunch, is a source of protein and is rich in fibre. 

Genius Foods, the gluten-free brand, is hoping to “change the face” of the UK gluten-free bread market following changes to its recipes. 

Arla Foods Ingredients says it has developed a protein that will solve the texture problems associated with gluten-free baking. 

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said “corrective actions” have been undertaken by gluten-free brand Genius following its product contamination crisis in June this year. 

The Bread Factory has partnered with Wild Thexton to up its gluten-free offering, as it opens its new 30,000sq ft bakery.

‘Gluten-free’ brand Genius is facing the backlash as consumers say their piece following the recall of 25 products made at its Bathgate bakery. 

A number of Genius-branded and own-label gluten-free products have been recalled after it was found they are contaminated with gluten. 

Bakery brand Genius Gluten Free has “significantly increased” the distribution of its frozen range with the launch of five skus into Tesco and Morrisons. 

Warburtons’ gluten-free brand Newburn Bakehouse has added two artisan loaves to the range to launch on 12 April. 

Gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free seed wraps from Warburtons’ free-from brand Newburn Bakehouse have been named Product of the Year (POY) 2015 in the Free-From category. 

Six products from chilled gluten-free brand NO.G will be launched in up to 245 stores Asda this week. 

Shipton Mill is to launch a new range of gluten-free flours after opening a new purpose-built facility. 

Fairtrade giant Traidcraft has launched the UK’s first Fairtrade gluten-free bar into Tesco stores. 

Coeliac UK has welcomed new EU food labelling regulations, claiming they will provide better certainty for people with coeliac disease. 

Gluten-free company DS-gluten free has announced it will be launching into Boots retailers with immediate effect. 

Droppa & Droppa Specialist Foods the gluten-free training company, has launched its new campaign to help caterers provide for gluten-, wheat- and dairy-free customers.

Walkers Shortbread has joined the rapidly-expanding gluten-free market with the launch of three products. 

Asda is the first supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s gluten-free campaign. 

Online Mexican grocery supplier, mexgrocer.co.uk, has expanded its gluten-free product range.

Coeliac UK has announced the launch of its new app, ‘Gluten-free on the Move’.

Glasgow 2014 has unveiled Genius Gluten Free as the official provider of gluten-free baked products at the Commonwealth Games.

Riverside Bakery in Nottingham has opened a pop-up shop for its successful brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free.

Health has become the main reason consumers purchase gluten-free products, according to a new survey.

Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse brand is launching its gluten-free wraps into Starbucks UK and Costa Coffee.

The Riverside Bakery is launching what it believes is the UK’s first chilled gluten-free savoury pastry range.

Scandinavian gluten-free bakery brand Fria is launching six new products into the UK market.

Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse brand is launching its seeded sandwich thins in Tesco this month.

Genius Foods has signed a deal with a leading supermarket chain in the Middle East, which will see its products sold across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Warburtons has created a dedicated brand for its relaunched line of gluten-free and wheat-free bakery products.

Genius Foods has created two new breakfast bakery products for the gluten-free market.

Berkshire-based CakeyPigg Originals has developed a gluten-free cake-making workshop.

Gluten-free bakery brand Genius Foods has launched a new foodservice line, including a range of sweet and savoury baked goods.

Gluten Free Foods has struck up a new deal with online food retailer Ocado to stock its range of savoury pastry products and festive cupcakes.

The latest research on prescription gluten-free bakery goods has revealed more than £100m is being spent on unneccessary delivery and admin charges.

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