Trafalgar Scientific – Gluten test kits for your business!

Are you confident that the Gluten Free meals you serve in your business contain less than 20 parts per million of Gluten? Here’s a company that can help ensure you stay within the law when you make the Gluten Free claim! Trafalgar Scientific was founded in 1993 with the aim of distributing a wide range […]

Allergen labelling in EU versus the USA – what’s different?

If you are planning a trip to the USA (or coming to Europe from the USA)  you might be curious about the labelling differences between the two continents! This article by Alex Gazzola might be a big help! EU versus US Labelling Laws  

A man walks into a Butchers shop………………………………..

A man walks into a Butchers shop…………… He sees rows of Chickens cooking on a Rotisserie and thinks to himself, they look tasty -it’s Saturday so I’ll buy one and take it home for dinner tonight! (I know my wife can do wonders with a cooked chicken!) All pleased with himself (he’s not the cook […]

Doves Farm – Buckwheat Flour

Following on from our article about Dove’s Buckwheat Flour this is the reply we received from their PR office:- Dear Derek, Thank you for your enquiry. We hope the following answers your questions. Doves Farm Foods manufacture and pack two different pack formats of buckwheat flour. One of these ( link here )  is intended for consumers […]

More “Hidden” Gluten?

Following on from our article about Doves Farm and their (apparently) Gluten containing Buckwheat Flour we came across this company in Canada, Clara, selling bottled water.  Here’s their USP (unique selling point) – “Research indicates that while water is often naturally free of Gluten, certain bottling practices and additives in some brands can cause contamination.  […]

Hidden Gluten

Buckwheat, despite the name, is not wheat and is Gluten Free. So it came as a big surprise when my wife told me that a packet of Doves Farm Wholemeal Buckwheat Flour she had bought was carrying several confusing messages! On the front is the Product name, Wholemeal Buckwheat Flour and above that, in smaller […]

Are chefs doing enough for people with allergies?

A new EU law requires restaurants to give information on allergens in their food. Is this just Euro-silliness – or a necessary step? What do you think? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11491548/Are-chefs-doing-enough-for-people-with-allergies.html

How are you coping with the new Allergy Laws

How are you coping with the new Food Information for Consumers Regulation (1169/2011/EU) which became law on the 13th December last year? We have come across businesses where they have grasped the nettle, done the research and have systems in place to cope with the challenge. Well done to them! However, we also know of […]

September News

Co Couture  A few weeks ago Mike (one of our sons and the “techie” for our website) visited       Co Couture chocolate makers in Belfast. He discovered that they make Gluten Free chocolates so he bought some and posted a picture on our Facebook page. This really tickled your taste buds and generated a big response! […]