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My understanding is that oats, as such, are gluten free, but that often processed oats on grocery store shelves are cross contaminated with gluten. if so, why aren't products like rice, especially bulk rice in bins not considered cross contaminated? Maybe they are in the sense that anything is possible. But only oats are automatically assumed to have cross contamination and therefore the necessity of using only oats labels as gluten free.Why isn't it also necessay to find, for example, rice packages that are labeled gluten free? Why are oats in a special category in this sense?

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Oats are frequently grown, harvested, stored, packaged, etc. in facilities which also handle wheat. The grains are similar in physical characteristics.

Rice is a very different plant. It won't grow where wheat will. It is processed very differently. So is corn.

Random testing of commercial oats has shown high levels of contamination.

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It's even more than that. Oats are typically crop rotated with wheat because they grow in the same conditions. Wheat plants from previous seasons volunteer in the oat fields and the grains are virtually indistinguishable so the wheat grains get mixed in with the oats. Wheat is never planted in fields where certified oats are grown, along with separate handling of the grains to prevent CC.

Rice grows in flooded paddies where wheat cannot sprout.

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From my research I did on this a few months ago - gluten free oats still share the same protein that regular oats have and your stomach doesn't know the difference. After a month of going gluten free I had an extremely bad reaction to Bob's gluten free oats. I stay away from them all together now. After your stomach's vill heals you may have more tolerance for them...

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From my research I did on this a few months ago - gluten free oats still share the same protein that regular oats have and your stomach doesn't know the difference. After a month of going gluten free I had an extremely bad reaction to Bob's gluten free oats. I stay away from them all together now. After your stomach's vill heals you may have more tolerance for them...

This is what my dietitian told me - she recommends that I do not try even certified gluten-free oats for two years after going gluten free (which I did nearly 10 months ago).

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From my research I did on this a few months ago - gluten free oats still share the same protein that regular oats have and your stomach doesn't know the difference. After a month of going gluten free I had an extremely bad reaction to Bob's gluten free oats. I stay away from them all together now. After your stomach's vill heals you may have more tolerance for them...

My husband and I (both gluten intolerant) have been eating gluten-free oats regularly since they first came out several years ago. I'm a supersensitive (react with excruciating gut pain) and my husband reacts to gluten CC with joint pains. We have never reacted to Gluten Free Oats of any brand.

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From my research I did on this a few months ago - gluten free oats still share the same protein that regular oats have and your stomach doesn't know the difference. After a month of going gluten free I had an extremely bad reaction to Bob's gluten free oats. I stay away from them all together now. After your stomach's vill heals you may have more tolerance for them...

Totally depends on the person as to whether your stomach can tell oats from wheat. Many celiacs tolerate oats but a few get a full gluten reaction to avenin (oat gluten).

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Yes many people with celiac tolerate gluten free oats just fine. Appx. 10% of celiacs can not tolerate the oat protein(avenin) and cross react to it. My reactions to gluten free oats is pretty bad. I also react pretty bad to cross contamination from them which eliminates a lot of gluten free products. It's a major pain to have to go the extra mile to find out if gluten free products may have it. But, it is worth the extra work to make sure I'm safe.

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