Three years after opening a gluten-free mill, natural ingredient suppliers EDME are announcing a new, market-leading capability. They can now produce a wide range of gluten-free flours at less than five parts per million (5 ppm).

For foods to be labelled gluten-free in Britain – and across the rest of Europe – they must contain no more than 20 ppm. The independent certification of less than 5 ppm for ingredients is being welcomed by bakers and food manufacturers

EDME sales director Mike Carr says, “Developments in our free-from ingredients have enabled bakers to create hugely improved and more innovative products. And now, to top that, there is a fantastic quality assurance with our better-than-standard spec of less than 5 ppm.

“This robust declaration shows our support to bakers in their quest for quality. It demonstrates our controls through the supply chain - and sends positive cues about our products.

Coeliac UK's Beryl Whittingham Harwich with North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin at the EDME Gluten-free mill launch in 2015 picture by Warren Page

“Our gluten-free flour range is extensive. It includes gram, lentil, fava, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, chia and teff as well as rice and maize. Bakers looking to offer fantastic-tasting, great-textured breads, cakes, biscuits, energy bars and savoury baked products, with the ultimate gluten-free declaration should get in touch.”