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Make Sure Your Oats are Really Gluten-free!


Gluten-free oats are important for celiacs on a gluten-free diet. Photo: CC--Pedro Reyna

Celiac.com 08/31/2016 - Oats are traditionally one of the more commonly contaminated gluten-free grains on the market.

According to Gluten Free Watchdog, "gluten-free" foods made with oat ingredients are more commonly contaminated than foods made with other "gluten-free" grains. In light of their survey results, people with a high sensitivity to gluten might want to consider taking some extra steps to make sure their oats are truly gluten-free.

The solution? Know your oats! To be sure that your oats are safe, Gluten Free Watchdog recommends following these easy extra steps:

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1) Make sure you are sourcing oats from a supplier of purity protocol oats, such as GF Harvest, Avena, or Montana Gluten-Free. Currently, Gluten Free Watchdog does not recommend any of the commercial suppliers of mechanically and optically sorted oats, such as Grain Millers or LaCrosse Milling.

2) Ask for test results. Regardless of where you source oats, ask your supplier to provide you with test results, including how frequently oats are tested and what assay is used for testing.

3) Test the oats yourself. There is no such thing as too much testing. If you really want to be sure, you can send samples of oats to a third party lab for testing using the sandwich R5 ELISA and cocktail extraction. Labs include Bia Diagnostics and FARRP.

Read more at Gluten Free Watchdog.

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Estelle Chandler
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07 Sep 2016 9:47:16 AM PST
Having been on a GF diet for 30+ years the ONLY GF oats I have NOT been sick on OR TRUST are the GF oats raised in Wyoming by Sutton & his family. ALL those others made me ill and on Serious Pain medication from Morephine to Codeine!




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