Olley’s receives Gluten Free accreditation from Coeliac UK
Olley’s Fish Experience in
South London has joined an elite group of fish and chip shops by achieving
Gluten Free (GF) accreditation from Coeliac UK, demonstrating it can safely
cater for gluten free.
The news coincides with the
Herne Hill chippy extending its gluten free menu from two days a week to seven,
which means customers with coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease, or those
that choose to avoid gluten can now enjoy fish and chips no matter what day of
the week it is.
accreditation is achieved by outlets who work with national charity Coeliac UK
to meet the required gluten free standards, ensuring safe food There are
currently approximately 3,300 GF accredited venues in the UK of which only 31
are fish and chip businesses.
accreditation, Olley’s was put through an audit to assess all aspects of
preparing and serving gluten free food. This included staff training,
communication with other staff and the gluten free customer, supply chain
controls, storage, preparation and cooking and hygiene.
now use the Coeliac UK GF symbol on its menus
as well as in its restaurant and takeaway and in promotional
, owner of Olley’s Fish Experience, comments: "We’ve been
successfully catering for gluten free customers for many years so are
well-versed in the need to ensure they have safe gluten free options they can
trust. However, we wanted to highlight our high standards to our customers, as
we know it can be tricky for those who have to avoid gluten when eating out.
are reassured from the moment they walk in the door that they can enjoy their
meal and, more importantly, that they have a choice of safe options just the
same as a r
egular customer would. We don’t want anyone to feel left out, this
makes fish and chips available to everyone.”
staff have undergone specific training, which Harry pin-points as being
critical to running a successful gluten free food business. He comments: "Each
one of our staff has successfully completed the Coeliac UK course
and this has underpinned their knowledge and brought to their
attention how crucial implementing correct procedures is.”
Sarah Sleet, chief executive of Coeliac UK, said: "We
know eating out safely is a top concern for people with coeliac disease and
finding safe gluten free fish and chips often tops the list of meals our
members want to eat. We are working with the hospitality industry to help them
deliver good quality menu choices for people with coeliac disease and we are
delighted Olley’s Fish Experience is recognising the importance of catering for
this market by gaining accreditation from Coeliac UK.”
Olley’s uses a special
gluten free batter and buys in gluten free condiments, as well as a selection
of gluten free English beers. All gluten free food is cooked in a separate
fryer in a different part of the kitchen to ensure there is no
cross-contamination while separate utensils are used to serve the food, which
is clearly marked with gluten free branded food picks.
Come and put Olley’s award
winning food to the test yourself at 65-69 Norwood Road, Herne Hill SE24 9AA.
It operates a takeaway and a restaurant serving 10 different species of MSC
certified fish as well as a host of other fish and chip shop favourites. Open
Monday 5pm-9.30pm and Tuesdays-Sunday 12-3pm and 5pm-9.30pm.
to read the full gluten free menu available every day on request.
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Story By: Olley’s Fish Experience
Web Link: www.olleys.info
Date : 13-02-2018
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