Caroline Quentin, patron of Coeliac UK, the national charity for people living gluten free has launched the charity’s ‘Gluten Freevolution’ to further grow the range of options of safe gluten free food when eating outside of the home.
Caroline Quentin, said: “I was diagnosed with coeliac disease two years ago and, like everyone else with the condition, when I grab a bite for lunch or go out for a meal with my family, I am putting my health in the hands of those preparing and serving the food each and every time I eat out.”
The campaign aims to highlight the growing demand for improved safety, choice and availability when eating out gluten free on the move and to encourage both private and public sector caterers to provide gluten free food that is safe from cross contamination.
Focused on improving the levels of understanding amongst caterers as well as increasing the skills and knowledge of both front and back of house staff in preparing and serving gluten free food, the charity has also launched new guidance for the industry which is supported by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The new guidance is available to download here
Alongside the campaign, four animated videos voiced by Quentin will introduce characters, Cyril, Sophie and Sam the ducks and their friends and are available now to watch at: www.coeliac.org.uk/meetcyril.