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New Laws In Uk = Stupid ?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

Australia's definition of "gluten free" is no detectable gluten ie 3ppm, which the lowest that they can test for.. Above that, it is just "gluten".

It's stupid, also apparently many foods are being taken off prescription because they are luxury.

As for gluten-free on prescription: as far as I can work out, the UK and Italy are the only ones that subsidize gluten-free products .. so don't complain too loudly. We pay full price for bread, bread mix, flours, pasta, and xanthan gum, let alone everything else ..
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

Sweden also has gluten-free products on prescription, for children and young adults, and probably other countries have too, possibly spain.

Other countries give money towards the increased cost.
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gluten-free since may 06 after neg. biopsy symptoms went away and DH symptoms which I had since 03 got gradually better.
daughter officially diagnosed celiac and casein intolerant.
non-DQ2 or DQ8. Maybe DQ1? Updated: Yes, double DQ5
Hypothyroid since 2000, thyroxine first started to work well 06 on a low-carb and gluten-free diet
Lost 20 kg after going gluten-free and weighing 53 kg now. neg. biopsy for DH. Found out afterwards from this forum that it should have been taken during an outbreak but it was taken two weeks after. vitaminD was 57 nmol/l in may08)


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:25 AM

I think it's ridiculous, Surely gluten-free has to be 100 % gluten free all this low and 20 ppm or 3 ppm just confuses me :S

What specially produced Gluten Free Products do you consume ??

Have you ever asked any manufacturer of Gluten Free products what level do the test to ??

Where the New Gluten Free level is <20PPM means an upper limit, in actual fact most of the Gluten Free products test to between 3PPM and 10PPM, the <20PPM was set to accomodate a small level of error in checking!

If it were possible to get 100% Gluten Free (it's not possible to check to such small amounts, 3PPM is the smallest at the moment that render reliable results)

The costs involved would mean that NO COMPANIES would produce Gluten Free products, for fear of litagation.

Even if it were possible then the average loaf of Gluten Free bread would cost in excess of $30 each.

We have to strike a happy midpoint where Gluten Free products are available and as safe as is possible comercially.

If you want to be 100% gluten Free then restrict yourself to a diet of meat, fish and well washed vegetables.

Cross Contamination is possible on everything else whether processed or raw (think about crop spraying, feed, nutrients etc)
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