Gluten-free: it's not always true

Coeliac patients could be harmed, warns specialist

At least one in 40 products labelled ‘gluten-free’ have been found to contain gluten, including one pasta, which contains the protein at a level that could be harmful if consumed regularly, an Australian study shows.

When researchers tested 256 of Australia’s most commonly purchased gluten-free manufactured goods, they found nearly 3% failed to comply with the national standard of containing ‘no detectable gluten’.

“While the gluten content per standard food serve was generally low, the 3mg gluten per serve of gluten-free pasta could be harmful to