Sometimes staring at the back of a food packets makes me
back to the days of 4th form science, learning the table of elements.
It seems strange that our food has been
replaced with numbers and we
need a table to figure out exactly what we are eating.
For Gluten Free People we need to know
what we are putting in
I have complied a list of possible additives containing
Starch (1400's range in additives). Many of them
are wheat based
HVP - Hydrolised Vegetable Protein
HPP - Hydrolised Plant Protein
Maltodextrin - some are derived from wheat
Vinegar - is it malt vinegar?
Soy sauce - is it wheat based?
Caramel colour- can be a problem for some people.
New Zealand Food Labelling Laws
New Zealand laws does state that products have to be labelled if they
contain gluten or other allergens, but the level of which something is
considered gluten free is less then 20pp, which is not zero tolerance,
and could be a issue for supersensitive people.
There can also
and issue if there is gluten is in the ingredients of the ingredients
(I know that is a mouthful).
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