The Black Farmer Committed to Gluten Free Status

The Black Farmer sausage

The Black Farmer sausage

The Black Farmer Gluten Free sausages

The Black Farmer Gluten Free sausages

The Black Farmer®
Committed to Gluten Free Status

http://www.theblackfarmer.com

As Coeliac disease claims more sufferers than ever – now thought to be at least one in 100 people* – The Black Farmer® offers sufferers the luxury of a mainstream, great tasting range of gluten free sausages and bacon that the WHOLE family can enjoy.

“This brand is first and foremost about great tasting sausages with high meat content made from prime cuts of 100% British Pork. I want everyone to be able to enjoy the experience, so by using gluten free recipes throughout the range, I hope I have achieved this goal,” says Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, aka The Black Farmer. “Every product that I produce under The Black Farmer® brand is guaranteed to be gluten free.”

Unlike many gluten free products The Black Farmer® sausages and bacon are available through the major supermarkets: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Somerfield, Co-Op, Waitrose and Budgens. And if they are not available at your local store, the website invites you to petition the supermarkets to increase their distribution http://www.theblackfarmer.com/petition.php

Flavours include The Black Farmer’s most widely available and 2008 Great Taste Gold Award winning Premium Pork sausages; Pork Onion & Chive and Pork & Leek.

Also in the range are Hickory Smoked Back Bacon and Sweet Cure Back Bacon. Both use dry cured 100% British pork which does not shrink or display ‘white stuff’ when cooked.

The Coeliac Society offers the following key facts on coeliac disease.

• Coeliac disease is not a food allergy but an autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten
• Damage to the gut lining occurs when gluten is eaten
• At least 1 in 100 people are estimated to suffer from coeliace disease in the UK and also I in 100 in Europe; however, according to a recent study only 1 in 8 cases is diagnosed
• Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Some people are also sensitive to oats
• The average length of time taken for someone to be diagnosed with the disease from the onset of symptoms is an appalling 13 years!
• Obvious sources of gluten include breads, pasta, flours, cereals, cakes and biscuits. It is often used as an ingredient in many favourite foods such as fish fingers, sausages, gravies, sauces and soy sauce
• There is no cure for the condition; the only treatment is life-long adherence to a strict gluten-free diet
• If a gluten-free diet is not followed, the disease can ultimately lead to malnutrition, osteoporosis, bowel cancer and can also cause infertility problems
• If someone with coeliac disease accidentally eats gluten, they are likely to be unwell with a few hours; symptoms can include severe diarrhoea and vomiting and can last several days
• Gluten-free food can be contaminated by crumbs in toasters, jam, butter, on knives, breadboards and other utensils
• People with coeliac disease can eat cereal-fed animals
• Coeliac disease runs in families; studies show that if a family member has the condition, there is as 1 in 10 chance of a close relative developing the disease
• People who think they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may actually have undiagnosed coeliac disease
• People with coeliac disease cannot join the armed forces
• People medically diagnosed with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) can get staple gluten-free food on prescription
• DH is a skin presentation of coeliac disease

*source Coeliac Society.

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For further information:

michaela@theblackfarmer.com
020 7978 4132

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~ by theblackfarmer on April 29, 2009.

2 Responses to “The Black Farmer Committed to Gluten Free Status”

  1. Any chance you will start producing beef sausages? (I am allergic to pork but all of the beef sausages I have found to date, contain gluten 😦

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