Changes you need to know for reading gluten food labels
Food Standards Australia New Zealand is phasing in new Plain English Food Allergen Labelling Standards. Currently old and new labels sit side by side on supermarket shelves. Dietitian, Dr. Kim Faulkner-Hogg explains the old and new changes as they specifically relate to wheat and gluten declarations in Australian and New Zealand products. All new foods produced from February 2024 need to be fully compliant with these changes. But food labelled under the old standard in December 2023 can be on the shelves until February of 2026, when the change-over will be complete.
About Dr. Kim Faulkner-Hogg
Dr. Kim Faulkner-Hogg is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with a PhD in Coeliac Disease and the gluten free diet. Kim was part of the original working party defining the FSANZ low gluten and gluten free food standards and was a consultant dietitian to Coeliac NSW/Australia for a number of years. Kim has an on-line private practice in Sydney specializing in gluten free eating. She is passionate about discussing tiny amounts of gluten and takes opportunities to address other health professionals, the food industry and the public on this topic.