Gluten-Free Food in Europe

Licensing the Crossed Grain symbolAOECS Member societies are entitled to issue licenses for the use of the Crossed Grain symbol on packaged gluten-free products within the AOECS territory: all European countries in which AOECS Members are located.


AOECS and its Member societies strictly monitor the use of this trademark-protected symbol. This is done by subscribing to a trademark watch service which notifies us of any attempts to register this trademark, or indeed trademarks sufficiently similar to the Crossed Grain symbol, so that they can be challenged. If a company or producer continues with the unauthorised use of the symbol, opposition proceedings may be initiated. If you come across an unauthorised use of the Crossed Grain symbol or trademarks sufficiently similar to the Crossed Grain symbol, please inform our organisation by sending an email to


Below, please find a list of products licensed with AOECS Member societies across Europe which is updated every six months. Please note that AOECS makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the product lists. However, as licensing contracts are concluded directly between our Member societies and producers, AOECS is not party to these agreements and therefore relies on information provided to the organisation. Products and their ingredients can change without notice and AOECS cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies on the product lists or changes made to it. If you are in any doubt, please check the label or contact the manufacturer directly or get in touch with us. If you are aware of a product being recalled, please let us know by sending an email to


Click on a country in the table below for a list of licensed gluten-free products in those countries. Please note that products listed here are licensed under the international AOECS licensing system and may be available in other countries across Europe. Products licensed under contracts issued for national use alone are not listed here and may be available only in the issuing country. For more information on those products, visit our Member's websites that you can find here