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Coeliac Australia Gluten-Free ExpoGluten-Free diet

A guide for those with coeliac disease

Where is Gluten found?


(all varieties, including spelt)




(in some people)

Identifying suitable foods

There are 4 groups of foods that are suitable for people with coeliac disease. These include:

Group 01

Choose naturally gluten-free food

Many single ingredient whole foods are naturally free of gluten. These include:
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    Fresh fruit and vegetables
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    Raw, unprocessed meat, poultry and seafood
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    Nut and seeds
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    Legumes, example chickpeas, soy beans, black beans, lentils
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    Natural and minimally processed dairy foods such as cow’s milk, cheese and yoghurt
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    Fats and oils
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    Gluten free grains, example rice, corn, millet,amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, sorghum and teff.

Group 02

Look for products labelled ‘Gluten-Free’

Any food sold in Australia that makes a gluten free claim must contain ‘no detectable gluten’. This also applies to imported products. A gluten free claim overrides the ingredient list on the product label.

Group 03

Look for the Coeliac Australia Endorsement Logo

The Endorsement Program is owned and administered by Coeliac Australia. Businesses who meet the program requirements are eligible to use the trademarked symbol on their products. The ‘crossed grain’ logo represents that the product is gluten free and suitable for people following a gluten free diet, allowing you to choose products confidently.

Group 04

No gluten-derived ingredients

Some foods are suitable because they do not contain ingredients derived (made) from gluten. Learning how to identify when gluten is or is not present will allow you to make confident choices when shopping. A food for sale in a package must bear a label which declares the allergens present in that food (this includes gluten).

Helpful resources for individuals diagnosed with coeliac disease.

Coeliac Australia has produced some great resources to assist those who have been medically diagnosed with coeliac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis or another medical condition requiring a gluten free diet.


Both our Coeliac Australia App for Android

The hardcopy Ingredients list booklet

will help you identify if the ingredients you find listed on products contain gluten or are gluten free.

Click here