To ‘bold’ oats or not to ‘bold’ oats – that is the question

Hot on the heals of my last blog about oats, gluten and allergen labelling I had a look at some of the oat based products in my larder and others online. It would seem that there is a split in the market. Many companies are labelling oats in bold but just as many are not. […]

Is gluten an allergen and do oats contain gluten?

At the recent judging session for FreeFrom Eating out Awards we had a heated discussion about oats and whether they came under the Top 14 allergens banner. I thought that oats were not in the Top 14 allergens but others disagreed. It turns out I was wrong. Very wrong. I know that oats don’t contain […]

Twitter free-from Forum, Tue 14th April at 11am

Don’t miss this Twitter free-from forum next Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 11am It will last approximately one hour, from 11 – 12 am. There are two hot topics up for discussion: How can the allergen regulations be communicated more effectively to the foodservice industry? Free-from food to go; what free-from ‘handbag’ food would you like […]

100 unknown chefs and me on Radio 5 Live

If you didn’t read my rant last week in response to the Telegraph article about the letter from 100 top chefs up in arms about the new allergen regulations, where have you been? Social media has been buzzing with irate allergics and coeliacs but not much from the supposed Top Chefs in question. First of […]