Service personnel who present significant conditions of the alimentary system such as coeliac, which either degrades the functional capacity and performance, and/or fails to respond satisfactorily to treatment, may require to be downgraded non-deployable, or recommended for medical discharge. Each case is considered on its individual merit.
Service supply chains cannot guarantee access to a gluten free diet for service personnel in all circumstances, especially on operations. It is not possible to guarantee an individual's ability to self police an exclusion diet through labelling or identification of trigger constituents. This poses an unacceptable risk to the individual, and to their colleagues on operations.