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For individuals with coeliac disease, consuming gluten—a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye—triggers an autoimmune response that can lead to serious health complications. Therefore, understanding common sources of gluten and how to avoid them, especially when dining out, is crucial. 
In this blog, our food allergy compensation solicitors have discussed common foods containing gluten, some tips for dining out safely, and how to make a coeliac compensation claim if you have been served gluten when eating out. 

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Common Foods Containing Gluten 

Gluten is predominantly found in foods like bread, pasta, cereals, and baked goods due to their wheat content. However, it can also lurk in less obvious products such as sauces, dressings, soups, and even certain processed meats. Barley-based items like malt vinegar and beer are other hidden sources. Additionally, rye, commonly used in rye bread and rye beer, contains gluten. It’s important for those with coeliac disease to read labels carefully and be aware of ingredients that may contain gluten. 

Dining Out Safely 

Eating out can be a minefield for coeliacs, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. Here are some tips to ensure a safer dining experience: 


Before visiting a restaurant, look up their menu online and see if they offer gluten-free options. Some establishments may even have a separate gluten-free menu or certifications indicating their understanding of gluten-related disorders. 


Upon arrival, inform your server about your dietary restrictions and ask questions about their gluten-free preparation processes. Understanding cross-contamination risks and how food is prepared can help you make safer choices. 

Choose Wisely: 

Opt for dishes that are naturally gluten-free, such as grilled meats and vegetables, to minimise the risk of cross-contamination. Be cautious with fried foods or items that typically contain flour. 


When your meal is served, double-check with the server to ensure that it is indeed the gluten-free version. 

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Coeliac Compensation Claims 

If you have informed a restaurant of your coeliac disease and still end up being served food containing gluten, leading to an adverse reaction, you may have grounds for a compensation claim. Here’s what to do: 

Document Everything: 

Keep a record of what you ordered, conversations with the restaurant staff about your dietary requirements, and any subsequent medical treatment you required. 

Report the Incident: 

Notify the restaurant management about the issue. This not only brings the mistake to their attention but also provides an opportunity for them to rectify the situation. 

Medical Evidence: 

If you’ve suffered significant health repercussions, it’s essential to have medical documentation linking your reaction to the gluten exposure. 

Legal Advice: 

Consider seeking advice from a lawyer who specialises in food safety or personal injury claims, such as our food allergy compensation solicitors, especially if the reaction has led to considerable health issues or financial losses. 

Contact MG Legal, the Coeliac Compensation Claim Experts 

Coeliac disease requires constant vigilance, particularly when eating out. However, with the right knowledge and strategies, dining out can still be an enjoyable experience. By communicating your intolerances and staying informed of what foods are and are not safe, you can protect yourself from unwanted gluten exposure and continue to enjoy a diverse and delicious diet. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you are inadvertently served gluten, contact our food allergy compensation solicitors on 01772 783314 or email to discuss making a claim. 

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