Special Statement on Purity Protocol Gluten-Free Oats from Gluten Free Watchdog

Special Statement on Purity Protocol Gluten-Free Oats from Gluten Free Watchdog

Based on testing commissioned by Gluten Free Watchdog, we do not recommend the use GF Harvest brand oats as a source of purity protocol oats. This product line will not be included in the updated purity protocol listing on Gluten Free Watchdog.

Also based on testing commissioned by Gluten Free Watchdog, we do not recommend the use of Trader Joe’s gluten-free rolled oats. We have been unable to confirm the source of oats used by Trader Joe’s in this product. Based on language included on product packaging as well as information available on the Trader Joe’s website (see photos), consumers have assumed that the oats in this product are purity protocol.

Gluten Free Watchdog has spoken with all known suppliers of purity protocol oats in Canada (packaging reads product of Canada). According to these suppliers, none of them provide oats to Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s has been unable to provide us with the source of their oats.

Gluten Free Watchdog has temporarily removed from the website the listing of purity protocol suppliers. If you are a manufacturer and you sell single ingredient purity protocol gluten-free oat products sourced directly from Avena Foods, Montana Gluten Free, or MGM Seed & Grain/Bay State Milling ONLY, please contact us info@glutenfreewatchdog.org. If you are a manufacturer who previously was included in this listing, please reach out again with updated information.

If you believe Trader Joe’s gluten-free rolled oats made you or a family member ill, please file a complaint with an FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator. A listing is available at https://www.fda.gov/safety/report-problem-fda/consumer-complaint-coordinators.

Back packaging of Trader Joe’s gluten-free rolled oats.
Screenshot from Trader Joe’s website taken 9/28/22.

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