July 10, 2021
Time to cut the cost of gluten free products – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said more must be done to cut the cost of gluten free products to support people with coeliac disease.

Speaking after meeting with senior Consumer Council officials, the Upper Bann MLA said: 

“The cost of gluten free products is too high and is forcing people with coeliac disease to pay more to avoid foods that they medically cannot eat. 

“In some cases, gluten free bread can be three times more expensive than bread with gluten – this is pushing up shopping costs and having a negative impact on low income families. 

“I have met with senior officials from the Consumer Council and I welcome a commitment to explore how these costs can be driven down. 

“I will also speak to producers and retailers to encourage them to cut down the costs of gluten free products and help support people dealing with coeliac disease.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science @Farrell_Mairead will be live on @PatKennyNT today, from 11:40am.

Listen here: http://newstalk.com


📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Employment @loreillysf will be live on @TodaywithClaire this morning, from 11:30am.

Listen here: http://rte.ie/radio1

The third and final day of a fantastic Ploughing. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Sinn Féin tent for a chat over the last few day.

Sinn Féin in Government would stand up and ensure a future for our family farmers and deliver a fair deal for rural Ireland.


It was totally irresponsible for the Minister for Health to travel abroad possibly knowing the scandal at Temple Street Children’s Hospital was going to break.

This scandal raises serious questions around transparency, discipline, oversight & clinical governance. @davidcullinane

Load More