Many processed foods can contain hidden gluten. Reading the ingredients list for processed foods is an essential skill that can help identify gluten containing foods. The following foods may contain hidden sources of gluten unless specified gluten free: baked beans, corn-flakes, rice bubbles, luncheon meats, sausages, saveloys, cocktail sausages, marinated meat, gravy, imitation seafoods, dry roasted nuts, some ice-cream/desserts, hot chips, chips/crisps, pasta sauces, mince sauces, soups, sauces and soya sauce.
For information on foods which are gluten free see the How to Eat Gluten Free page.,
Oral medications in the form of tablets and capsules are a potential source of gluten contamination. Medications are composed of many ingredients, both inside and outside of the product. These ingredients, also known as excipients, include the active component, absorbents (which absorb water to allow the tablet to swell and disintegrate), protectants, binders, coloring agents, lubricators, and bulking agents (which allow some products to dissolve slowly as they travel throughout the intestinal tract). It is important that people with coeliac disease work with their doctor or pharmacist to make sure their medications are gluten-free.
CNZ has recently been advised by PHARMAC and Medsafe that a new gluten-free supplier of folic acid, Mylan will be available from 1st July onwards (as opposed to the previous Apotex brand). It’s Pharmacy only so can be bought over the counter (or funded on Rx) although there'll be a phase-out period from now until December so it may not be as easily available at all pharmacies initially.