SOME OF THE BIGGEST GLUTEN FREE MANUFACTURERS YOUíVE NEVER HEARD OF
Itís an open secret that most supermarkets and brands do not develop and manufacture their own foods (gluten free or otherwise), but subcontract manufacturing or purchase them from other companies. Or at least it is now, following the recent product recalls from Genius Foods, Livwell, and the biggest UK supermarkets; all of which originated from a single manufacturing facility.
What surprised me about this whole affair was how few people had realised most retailers donít produce all of their own products! When I decided to satisfy my curiosity about this, it became very clear why. It is surprisingly difficult for a layperson to find out who the Ďman behind the curtainí is!
...Genius arenít just making foods for other people, but other people make things outside of their core business for them too. Chapel Foods found themselves the centre of an earlier gluten free controversy after some of their gluten-filled fillings made their way into Geniusí gluten free pastry products.
1 December 2014
Chapel Foods Ltd has recalled some packs of its Steak Pies because they may have been packed with Chilli Bean Pies. The Chilli Bean Pies contain gluten, which is not mentioned on the label.This means the product is a possible risk to anyone with any allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.
Product name: Genius Gluten Free Denby Dale Steak Pies (2 pack)
Pack size: 320g
'Best before' date: 31 October 2015 and 1 November 2015