From our Field to Your Home we Take Care!
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From our fields to our oat dedicated facility to your home, Avena Foods take care to provide you with quality pure whole grain oat products that are safe for celiac diet.
The quality of our pure whole grain oat products begins on the farm where our growers follow stringent guidelines and protocols to ensure cross-contamination does not occurs. Our dedicated farmers only use approved pedigreed seed to grow their crop. They grow on fields that have not grown gluten-containing crops (wheat, barley, rye, triticale, spelt, kamut) for at least 3 years. Throughout the growing season they continue to follow strict procedures for harvesting, cleaning, storage and handling.
To further ensure purity the Canadian Food Inspection Agency routinely inspects the crops in the field and our oat dedicated facility.
Prior to delivery, our oats are tested by our in-house lab and by independent third party labs to ensure no cross-contamination has occurred. Our pure whole grain oat products must test to less than 10 ppm of gluten (undetectable levels) to be accepted. Using the R5-ELISA gluten test (the most sensitive gluten test available) we verify that our pure whole grain oats products meet this standard. Oats that do not pass the test are not delivered to the facility.
We are ever diligent in this process so that we can guarantee a pure oat product free of wheat and suitable for a celiac diet.
Only Oats – A Whole Grain Option for People with Celiac Disease
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Avena Foods of Regina, Saskatchewan is adding flavor to the lives of people with celiac disease. People with celiac, a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food, cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley. Until recently, oats were also a banned food because they were usually contaminated with these other grains.
Avena Foods, which is owned by a select group of farmers and pedigreed seed growers across Western Canada, has developed new, tasty and nutritious gluten-free food products using pure oats. Only Oats™ pure, whole grain oat products are certified to be free of contamination from all other grains making them suitable for people with celiac disease, wheat intolerances, and those on gluten-free or low glycemic index diets.
Avena Foods has rigorous standards and quality inspections in place from the beginning of production through to finished product packaging. Quality protocol begins with oats selected from growers following a very rigid set of guidelines for nurturing, harvesting, cleaning, handling, sizing and delivering oats that meet high quality standards. Once the oats have passed this initial rigorous testing, only then are they delivered to the pure oat-dedicated processing plant. The pure oats are then processed in a controlled environment and batch tested for gluten contamination using the world’s leading technology (R5 Elisa test). Ongoing testing ensures purity of the oats and all other ingredients used in the recipes.
Those following a gluten-free diet have a reason to celebrate with the introduction of pure oat products. Only Oats™ pure, whole grain oat products offers everything from rolled oats to oat flour, as well as mixes for pancakes, muffins and cookies. Only Oats™ pure, whole grain oat products are appetizing, nutritious, and healthy, with delicious tastes for every meal of the day.
Only Oats’ are a smart choice for anyone desiring a healthy lifestyle, not just those on a gluten-free diet. 'Only Oats' are low in fat, enhance the immune system, lower cholesterol levels, and are a great source of energy.
Avena Foods' Only Oats™ pure, whole grain oat products are original and creative, focusing on wellness through wholesome, healthy, convenient and great tasting foods. Only Oats™ pure, whole grain oat products are not only giving people on a gluten-free diet a reason to celebrate, they are providing them with a whole grain food experience.