Coeliac Australia releases its July 2015 product endorsement list
The list contains an approved list of gluten-free foods that are safe for Coeliacs to eat.
Products on the list have a certification logo from Coeliac Australia. A new logo design (see image) was introduced in May 2015, however Coeliac Australia says some endorsed products may still carry the old logo.
The new logo still contains the crossed grain in a circle, an international sign that a product is gluten-free, but now also carries the name of Coeliac Australia.
Products which carry the logo:
- Have no detectable gluten by the criteria set out by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). Prior to changes in Standard 1.2.7 of the Food Standards Code, a certification logo could not contain the name of a disease or serious health ailment.
- Are tested for gluten traces every year and can be randomly audited
- Are Independently approved
- Support those who eat a gluten free diet.
The aim of the logo is to make product shopping and consumption easier for those with Coeliacs disease. Coeliac Australia would like to reduce uncertainty and boost confidence in gluten-free consumers.
The July 2015 list can be found here.
Coeliac Australia lists the following as its guidelines on its website for food companies seeking to meet its endorsement guidelines:
- Food products must be tested to have no detectable gluten.
- The product must have multiple ingredients and/or be processed. This means single ingredient unprocessed foods are not endorsed.
- Not contain Oats or Malted Barley (in line with FSANZ)
- Not have a Cross Contact Statement
- Be packaged and sealed for sale
- Have a Nutritional Information Panel and complete ingredient list (on the product packaging or at point of purchase)
- Each food product is subject to laboratory testing annually at the cost of the manufacturer.
- Acceptance is at the discretion of Coeliac Australia.