Gluten-Free Diet

The Gluten Intolerance Group predicts the industry will plateau within five years as the diet turns to medical necessity over fad. Pic: ©GettyImages/bellabrend

Certification matters now more than ever: Gluten Intolerance Group

By Kristine Sherred

The gluten-free market has tapered off in the past five years as consumer tastes evolve and nutritionists recommend a diet higher in whole grains. However, for three million Americans who are celiacs or gluten-intolerant, the medical reality of a gluten-free...

Nairn's is increasing the amount of product in its Gluten Free Wholegrain Crackers. Pic: Nairn's

Nairn’s fight against shrinkification

By Gill Hyslop

Cracker brand Nairn’s is adding 20% extra product to its Gluten Free Wholegrain Crackers range in an attempt to wade off shrinkification, said CEO Marty Gray.

Globally, few shoppers are interested in gluten=free products because of gluten intolerance, however, the trend has become mainstream. Pic: ©iStock/Highwaystarz-Photography

Gluten-free surges into mainstream despite challenges

By Gill Hyslop

Gluten-free has moved from trend to mainstream. BakeryandSnacks reviews the demand and its demise in certain areas, as well the confusion and the rising number of contentious health risks.

UK sales of gluten-free foods are projected to reach £673 million (€787m) by 2020 according to Kantar Worldpanel. © iStock

Industry welcomes GFIA, the UK's gluten-free trade group

By Niamh Michail

UK food firms have created the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) to promote best practice manufacturing tips, gluten testing and ingredient sourcing for the free-from sector's most lucrative category. 

Source: Whole Grains Council

The gluten-free diet “fad” may be unsustainable

By Elizabeth Crawford

The increasing number of U.S. adults reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet who are not diagnosed with celiac disease likely is an unsustainable fad, clinical researchers argued at the Whole Grains Council Oldways Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers...

Fria has taken its entire frozen free-from portfolio into Ireland and hopes to secure nationwide distribution with one or two years

Fria expands into Ireland

By Kacey Culliney

Scandinavian frozen free-from player Fria expands into Ireland as part of its ongoing European growth strategy.

FDA enforces gluten-free definition

Are you sure that’s gluten free?

By Maggie Hennessy

Whether it’s designated “gluten-free”, “no gluten”, “without gluten”, “free of gluten”, tomorrow (Aug. 5) is the deadline for manufacturers to ensure they meet the Food and Drug Administration’s definition of a gluten-free food.