GLUTEN FREE LABELLING AT THE CO-OP

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GLUTEN FREE LABELLING AT THE CO-OP
16th January, 2018

You may have noticed that the words ‘Gluten Free’ have been removed from our bulk food dispensers.

The Co-op was recently contacted by Coeliac Australia regarding  gluten free labelling on our bulk foods. In Australia, a food can only be labelled gluten free if it contains ‘no detectable gluten’.

The Co-op makes every effort to ensure that there is no cross contamination of its gluten free bulk products by using separate dispensers, dedicated scoops, and colour-coded gluten free filling buckets.

However, due to our use of bulk dispensers, we are unable to guarantee that these products contain ‘no detectable gluten’. For example, a gluten free bulk product could theoretically come into contact with airborne particles of wheat flour while a customer has the dispenser open to scoop the product. As a result, in order to ensure the health and safety of our gluten free customers and to comply with the Australian Gluten Free Standard, the Co-op has removed all ‘gluten free’ labelling from its bulk dispensers.

We want to emphasise however that none of the Co-op’s suppliers or products have changed, and that Co-op staff remain committed to the safe storage and handling of all of our bulk food products. In addition, we have a growing range of certified gluten free products in sealed packets (e.g. Orgran brand) for our gluten free customers to choose from. Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

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