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Gluten Free Watchdog Updated Position Statement on Oats

Background: Two scientific publications from PepsiCo scientists provide us with the best data to date on the state of contamination of oats sold as gluten-free in the US (1, 2). Extensive testing by PepsiCo found 1 in every 57 servings tested (0.25 g sample taken from each 45 to 50 g ground serving) to contain gluten at levels at or above 20 parts per million using the R5 ELISA R7001 assay. The scientists point out that the number of […]

Quaker researchers publish a second study highlighting the difficulties associated with testing oats for gluten contamination

Note: This is one of two companion articles published today on oats. An updated position statement on oats from Gluten Free Watchdog will be published in the near future.

PepsiCo scientists recently published a second article in the scientific peer-reviewed literature on the difficulties associated with testing oats for gluten contamination. This article entitled “Kernel-based gluten contamination of gluten-free oatmeal complicates gluten assessment as it causes binary-like test outcomes” compliments their first article entitled, “Gluten-containing grains skew gluten assessment in […]

Controversy continues to swirl around oats & their suitability for a gluten-free diet

Note: This is one of two companion articles published today on oats. An updated position statement on oats from Gluten Free Watchdog will be published in the near future.

 Very long bottom line

“Do oats belong in a gluten-free diet?” This was the title of the first article of mine published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. This was way back in 1997. Oats were controversial then and they are controversial now. There have been questions about: oat safety, oat avenin; different […]

Gluten-Free Oats Video & Handout from FNCE DIGID Breakfast 2016

Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Diseases held a breakfast on oats at FNCE this year. This event was sponsored by GF Harvest and the featured speaker was Seaton Smith. A miller of mechanically and optically sorted oats also was invited to speak at this breakfast but they declined. As a result, information on sorted oats was provided by me. Please print the pdf of the oat handout provided to dietitians at this event before listening to the video (otherwise the […]

Must Read Study Courtesy of Quaker on Testing Oats for Gluten

Gluten-containing grains skew gluten assessment in oats due to sample grind non-homogeneity. Fritz RD, Chen Y, Contreras V. Food Chemistry. February 2017;216:170-175. Published online ahead of print August 12, 2016.

Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Ronald D. Fritz, Yumin Chen, and Veronica Contreras are salaried employees of PepsiCo Inc. or Quaker Foods and Snacks (QFS), a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., which funded this research. QFS has a commercial interest in gluten-free foods.

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NASSCD Summary Statement on Oats

The North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease recently released a summary statement on oats. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a member of NASSCD. While I provided comments via a dietitian colleague on various drafts of this statement, I am not a member of the executive council and was not directly involved in the writing of this statement. The statement can be accessed HERE. Please share your thoughts.

Gluten Free Watchdog Position Statement on Oats:

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The gluten-free oats situation & why it is such a sticky wicket

Gluten Free Watchdog Position Statement on Oats:

Gluten Free Watchdog supports the use of gluten-free oats by the celiac disease community that are produced under a robust gluten-free purity protocol.*
At this time we do not in general support the use of regular commodity oats that are cleaned at the “end” of production via mechanical and/or optical sorting.
We are not necessarily opposed to the use of such oats in the future if their gluten-free status can be definitively demonstrated via a […]

Oats produced under a gluten-free purity protocol: Listing of suppliers and manufacturers

NOTE: Inclusion in this listing does not constitute endorsement from Gluten Free Watchdog. Gluten Free Watchdog has not necessarily tested the products listed here for gluten contamination. This listing is provided as a convenience to those consumers who wish to purchase oats from suppliers/manufacturers who source oats grown under a gluten-free purity protocol. Please contact the manufacturers directly to ask about their finished product testing protocols and their handling procedures for purity protocol oats (e.g., steps taken to prevent […]

Quaker Gluten-Free Oats

Quaker is now manufacturing “gluten-free” oat products using a “proprietary method for removing stray grains.” Quaker joins General Mills and Grain Millers (house brand Country Choice) in the marketing of oats not grown under a purity protocol to the gluten-free community. This morning Gluten Free Watchdog sent an email to Quaker asking them to provide us with information about their proprietary grain removal process and testing protocols.

UPDATE: Quaker responded to my email confirming that they are using optical and […]

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