Anyone know if it's possible to make and sell gluten free and dairy free in my own kitchen?

(8 Posts)
Mercythompson Thu 24-Jul-14 20:50:30

I am interested in starting to sell home made dairy free and gluten free bread, cakes etc but would have to make it in my own kitchen and as a family we are not gluten or dairy free.

Is it safe, legal and possible? (In that order, most important not to hurt anyone, then not to break the law)

Have googled but can only find stuff either aimed at doing it for your own family or commercial premises.

I need to know if I can do it safely enough not to ever risk harming anyone. What's required? Is it actually possible in a kitchen where I use wheat and dairy at other times?

Are the legal requirements possible to meet in a home environment?

PseudoBadger Thu 24-Jul-14 22:21:00
PseudoBadger Thu 24-Jul-14 22:23:46
PseudoBadger Thu 24-Jul-14 22:25:03
PseudoBadger Thu 24-Jul-14 22:25:53

I think Dairy Free would be possible, but Gluten Free will be tricky.

Mercythompson Thu 24-Jul-14 22:59:20

Thankyou all. I will ready all the links pseudobager, I think you are probably right about the gluten free.

Will research both further but think probably only the dairy free is possible!

notapizzaeater Thu 24-Jul-14 23:02:23

I have a coeliac son. If you wanted to sell it as gluten free you'd have to have it tested and the costs would be prohibitive. Personally I wouldn't buy anything from you as I just wouldn't trust the cross contamination issues. It literally is just a crumb can cause a reaction. After my son was diagnosed I bought a new food mixer and breadmaker as I couldn't make sure they didn't have any contamination.

Mercythompson Thu 24-Jul-14 23:26:20

Notapizzaeater thank you, that's what I needed to know. Will scratch gluten free off the list. Quite apart from the legalities of it all I would never want to risk harming anyone.

Will look further at the dairy free side.

Pseudobadger, it sounds like I can comply with the council regs you linked to (have a dishwasher, kitchen in good repair and preparing "hot foods"

Anyone dealing with dairy free, it sounds like I have to check labels of ingredients very carefully but can use the same pots/pans etc', is that what you do.

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