James Miller - Coeliac Diary


Friday, December 30, 2005

Marks and Spencer Stuffing


A bit late now, but had the first stuffing in many years. We bought two sorts from Marks and Spencer and both were marked gluten-free.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Message From Stuart Rose of Marks and Spencer


I wrote to him about quite a few things and his statement on gluten free foods is interesting.

"However, we are aware of the needs of coeliacs and some of our other customers who suffer from food allergies and intolerances. As far as our policy is concerned, we do avoid using allergenic ingredients in the development of Marks and Spencer foods wherever possible and, in particular, where customers would not expect to find them. Therefore, as part of our drive on developing ‘healthier foods’ for our customers, our development team is focussed on all aspects of health such as salt reduction and the importance of not introducing allergens, additives and preservative removal."

That sounds to me like a sensible policy.

I would definitely quote it with any complaints to Marks and Spencer.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Train Catering


I went to Winchester from Waterloo on Friday and bought some excellent gluten-free snacks from Marks and Sparks at Waterloo. This included a salad in a bowl for about £2 which compares well with sandwich prices.

Let’s hope they get to more stations and motorway services.


Monday, December 05, 2005



I don’t know whether anybody reads this rather way-out scandal sheet, but the following was in the last edition.

"In August 1994, the Catholic church decreed that you couldn't be a priest if you were an alcoholic or had celiac disease (allergic to wheat)."

I won’t comment! But if you want to their e-mail address is hello@popbitch.com.