Ingredients supplier Edme has secured independent certification that it can produce gluten-free flours at less than five parts-per-million (ppm).

To be labelled as gluten-free in the UK and Europe, flours must contain no more than 20 parts of gluten per million.

Testing of Edme’s flours was carried out by UCAS-accredited laboratory The Food Allergen Centre.

The 5ppm certification comes three years after Edme opened a gluten-free mill, and the supplier’s free-from range now includes gram, lentil, fava, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, chia and teff, as well as rice and maize.

“This robust declaration shows our support to bakers in their quest for quality,” said Edme sales director Mike Carr. “It demonstrates our controls through the supply chain

“Developments in our free-from ingredients have enabled bakers to create hugely improved and more innovative products,” he added. “And now, to top that, there is a fantastic quality assurance with our better-than-standard spec of less than 5ppm.

See this month’s British Baker magazine – due out this week – for our free-from market category report.