Testing Oat Products Using the NimaTricia Thompson
Please watch the video Using Nima to test heterogeneous samples such as oats before watching this video. It is available at https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/using-nima-test-heterogeneous-samples-oats/. In the current video I test a box of “gluten-free” Cheerios from the 2015 recall and a carton of regular Quaker oats using Nima. Both of these products are highly likely to be contaminated with gluten and are not recommended for persons with gluten-related disorders regardless of test results using the Nima. My intention in testing these two products is to demonstrate that foods with uneven gluten contamination are not good uses of the Nima in my opinion. My hypothesis is that the Nima will show a smiley face for both products because of the very small sample tested–in the case of Cheerios the sample size is 1/2 of a crushed Cheerio and in the case of Quaker oats the sample size is a few crushed flakes. Please let me know if you have any questions.