The Federation of Associations of Celiac Spain (FACE) has prepare an annual inspection plan to ensure the correct labeling of gluten-free foods. He also announced the need for financial support to facilitate the purchase of gluten-free products as a celiac “spent 1,500 euros more per year in the basket the rest of the panish population.”
Labeling and claims
Similarly, on the occasion of National Celiac held on Thursday, May 27, recalled that on today only in Castilla La Mancha and Navarre, there are financial aid to meet “additional costs” involved in the shopping cart a celiac. They have therefore called for a formula to find that “all celiacs receive financial aid as well, as is done in various countries of Europe.”
They have also requested that there is a guarantee of safety in the menus of public schools (schools, universities, hospitals, railway stations or airports), and the recommendation to include these menus in all catering establishments.
They have also asked for information campaigns to the general public about celiac disease and a greater involvement in the diagnosis and monitoring of celiac disease in primary care and specialized.
Finally, have claimed that promotes analytical and clinical research of this disease, who have 50,000 people in Spain, although only 10 percent are diagnosed, pinpointed.
However, they stated that “fortunately” in Spain there is an industry pioneer in the manufacture of special products ans labeling safe for celiacs and several hundred companies engaged in the development of gluten-free foods. Still, 80 percent of processed products can be found on the shelves of supermarkets “are not fit or do not offer security guarantees for celiacs, have been identified.
450,000 celiacs in Galicia
The Galicia Celiac Association stresses that a person spends 1,500 euros pathology more per year in the shopping cart Celiac Association Galicia (ACEG) estimates that about 450,000 people may have celiac disease in Galicia, but only 10 percent are diagnosed.
On the occasion of the celebration on Thursday, May 27 National Day of celiac ACEG celiac stressed today that spends about € 1,500 more per year in the basket as the rest of the Spanish population.
According to the GCEA, with “the efforts of many medical professionals and associations of celiac patients is that this disease is getting better known and better diagnosed.”
The association said it is estimated that one in every hundred people is celiac and more than 4,000 people are diagnosed annually in Spain. However, he added it is estimated that approximately 90 percent of Spanish known to have celiac disease.
Gluten-free diet is achieved, he recalled, through the consumption of natural products such as meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, milk, and specialty products suitable for celiac meal made from corn or rice – pasta, bread, biscuits, sweets, biscuits -.
Should be avoided by qualifying the ACEG, in principle, those manufactured or handled by the industry that do not have a total guarantee of its composition or how it is developed.
The monitoring of a gluten free diet in 2010 is an extra cost of EUR 1587.98 in the basket, but on today only in Castilla-La Mancha and Navarra are economic aid to deal with this extra cost, they said.
Therefore considered “necessary” to seek a formula for all celiacs receive financial aid equal, “as was done in various countries of Europe.” He also stressed the importance of “recognition of celiac health rights.”
Galician Association claimed “full integration” of celiac disease in society and appreciates, in turn, to all health professionals, food industry, hotels and various administrations, “with sensitivity and dedication have helped make life of celiac easier. ”
Thus, the ACEG stressed that “there is still a long way to go for that instead of accessible, as usual.” So, continue to claim the development of an Annual Inspection Plan “to ensure correct labeling of gluten-free foods.”
They also call for protecting the health of celiacs like the rest of Spanish citizens, through financial assistance to facilitate the purchase of gluten-free products.
In addition, request information campaigns to the general population on celiac disease, greater involvement in the diagnosis and monitoring of celiac disease in primary care and specialties, as well as the guarantee of security in the menus of public schools – schools, universities, hospitals , stations and airports – and the recommendation for inclusion in all catering establishments.