Gluten-free definition concern

Dr Geoffrey Forbes, a gastroenterologist at Royal Perth Hospital, argued that Coeliac Australia was making a mistake to lobby for an increase in the amount of gluten that food can contain and still be classified as gluten free.

Since 1995, Australian food has needed to contain “no detectable gluten” to be classified as gluten free, he said.

However, new technology has resulted in fewer foods passing the test, so Coeliac Australia and the Food and Grocery Council have lobbied Food

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