Sainsburys, one of the better-stocked supermarkets for gluten free products, has found that two of its free from products may contain traces of gluten.

These are:

  • Sainsbury’s Freefrom Stuffing 113g, with best before dates up to and including March 2009
  • Sainsbury’s Freefrom Breadcrumbs 113g, with best before dates up to and including April 2009

Sainsbury’s has withdrawn the products and contacted Coeliac UK, as well as displaying notices in all the stores. I hope they’re going to put the notices on the free from shelves, as well as on the noticeboard, so that they reach the coeliacs …

If you’ve bought them, don’t eat them – take them back!

It seems particularly shocking that a product explicitly made to be gluten free, and sold as gluten free, should contain gluten. I’m not surprised when I receive one of these alerts to find that a standard product has been found to have unsuspected gluten in it … but for this to happen to a prepared, gluten free product is bad.

Very embarrassing for Sainsbury’s, and I hope the other supermarkets are checking their versions of these products too …