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    Quaker Launches Gluten-free Oat So Simple and Traditional Rolled Oats in UK

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    Quaker has launched numerous new gluten-free products in the UK. Photo: CC--Amber Kennedy
    Caption: Quaker has launched numerous new gluten-free products in the UK. Photo: CC--Amber Kennedy

    Celiac.com 12/28/2016 - Quaker Oats UK has launched several gluten-free oat products, including a free-from variant and a yogurt-based breakfast pouch range. Available since late September, the new gluten-free offering comes in a 510g can of Traditional Rolled Oats, and a 350g box of 10 Oat So Simple packets.

    "Leading a gluten-free lifestyle is important and necessary for some people, and so Quaker has created options to meet consumer demand," says PepsiCo's Jeremy Gibson, marketing director, nutrition.



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    The launch follows the introduction earlier this month of Oat & Fruit Breakfast, an on-the-go pouch line made with fruit purée and natural yogurt that comes in three flavors: Red Fruits, Apple & Cinnamon, and Blueberry.

    The products will be sold exclusively at UK's Tesco stores, and will be promoted with an aggressive social media campaign and in-store marketing.

    Calling Oat & Fruit Breakfast "unique to the market" Duncan McKay, PepsiCo's senior marketing manager for grains UK, expressed excitement over the new product range, which come "as demand for convenient breakfast options is at a peak."

    Stay tuned for more information on gluten-free products from Quaker, and other manufacturers.

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.


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