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Hydrolysed Wheat Protein

Hydrolysed Wheat Protein

I have written a couple of times about products promoted as gluten free.  Framed like that, for the vast majority of people they are completely pointless.  Unless you know you have a specific problem with gluten there is no reason to seek out gluten free products.  But another way of looking at this is to ask whether wheat derivatives are more likely to cause skin reactions than other ingredients.  This is not the same question at all.  Wheat derivatives are easily substituted by other materials with similar functionality.  So if they give rise to more skin reactions than the alternatives maybe it would make sense to take them off the menu.  This is the question that the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has just reported on. Continue reading