This is something that really interests me as I am made ill by so many foods classed as gluten free in the UK. This is because the interpretation of codex in the UK is that all foods under 20ppm are classed as gf which is just not robust enough for me.
When I was first diagnosed I decided to see what I could bake for myself as I'm into a whole food diet and codex wheat thats been washed in solvents to remove the bulk of the gluten doesn't tick the wholesome box for me. I went from borderline pernicious anaemia to a full recovery in a couple of months but when I started to try foods labelled gluten free they made me ill. The best thing that I ever did was abandon the UK gf food list and I haven't been a member of the UK charity for over 15 years.
In Australia they have none of the forbidden grains and undetectable gluten in all gluten free foods! So if they can do it why can't we in the UK?
Malted breakfast cereals are on GF food lists and say they contain malt malt vinegar is allowed!
My concern is the long term damage to coeliac as all coeliac societies say coeliac should avoid gluten for life rather than a little bit as long as its under 20ppm is safe!
I believe in democracy and if the majority of UK coeliac are happy being allowed to eat food that is not advised for coeliac in other countries that is their prerogative. But I see myself as one of the many disenfranchised UK coeliac that the UK charity has totally lost touch with and now they are struggling with funding its not in their best interests to not support all UK coeliac.
I also believe that allowed levels of gluten are detrimental to a gluten free community as its divisive amongst the coeliac as it creates a them and us and I know which side of the fence I'm on.
If it has gluten in it it isn't gluten free regardless as an official UK gf diet makes me ill and I've earned a badge as a blood donor since diagnosis and that speaks for itself...
Here's a link to the Australian coeliac societies advice where they have 3 ppm and none of the toxic grains so it can be done, please see:
Enjoy your day folk and remember we literally are what we eat.