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.

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. 

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

Babies who consume high amounts of gluten products before the age of two are at higher risk of developing coeliac disease, according to researchers.

Charity Coeliac UK has launched a new mobile app named Gluten-free food checker, designed to help those on a gluten-free diet find food while shopping.

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

Staff from the Aberdare-based gluten-free bakery have walked 10k to raise money for Coeliac UK.

Gateshead-based Prewett’s, the gluten-free biscuit brand, will launch a series of social media competitions to highlight Coeliac Awareness Week (9-15 May).

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

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, is hosting its first gluten-free networking event for food industry professionals who wish to benefit from the growing gluten-free market. 

Aberdeenshire-based shortbread and biscuit manufacturer Dean’s has launched a new coeliac-friendly range, which contains three varieties. 

The Instow Kitchen, a new bakery and coffee shop, is opening in north Devon, and everything is 100% gluten-free.

Oats from Glanbia Nutritionals have been recognised for their gluten-free purity by three leading European coeliac organisations.

A new study has found nearly 40% of coeliac sufferers are critical of gluten-free bread and mixes currently on the market.

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

Health store chain Holland & Barrett has today opened the country’s first-ever free-from concept store under the brand Holland & Barrett More. 

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

Sales of gluten-free bakery are booming, but manufacturers and retailers must do more to address issues such as cost, fat content and availability, said charity Coeliac UK.

Edme, the bakery ingredients supplier and manufacturer, has opened a new gluten-free mill.

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

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. 

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

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