We are super excited to be celebrating Australian-made week here at GF Oats Australia, from the 24th – 30th May.
It has taken a pandemic to make us realise that supporting Aussie based businesses and Aussie made products is a key to sustainability here on this island for us now and future generations.
We are proud to be Australian-based here on the Darling Downs, Toowoomba, Qld. We strive to source, make, and create everything we can from Australian suppliers, however it is not always possible. Let’s pull this apart and share with you where we are at.
Choosing as much Australian content as we can
When Kylie began importing her GF oats, she realised that the American-style printed packaging did not fit with our core values. Now, be aware that until this year we have not been able to source gluten-free oats or uncontaminated oats here in Australia at all. So, we decided that we would bring in the largest quantities I could from our farmers in the US, that being 22.67kg bags and down pack it utilising all the Australian suppliers we could. We partnered with Endeavour Industries and have continued to work and grow with them each year. It’s a fabulous partnership and they are now packing in excess of 150 tonne for us at the moment to distribute around Australia and New Zealand.
Our supplies include packaging companies, marketing teams, consultants and now manufacturers are all based here in Australia and some here in Toowoomba. Our biscuits are baked and packed here on the Downs. Unfortunately, with regards to the ingredients in the biscuits, it is a struggle, nahhh, actually impossible to source commercial quantities of the ingredients we use to achieve the benefits we know our customers need to manage their dietary and lifestyle choices, aka - Gluten Friendly, Dairy Free, Vegan and Refined Sugar Free.
This year we are very proud to announce that we are launching the very first Aussie Gluten Free Oats. We will be sharing this product nationally as Gluten Friendly and internationally as Aussie Gluten Free Oats. We have launched our new website www.Aussieglutenfreeoats.com.au seeking expressions of interest from overseas buyers.
These are the very first oats in Australia that meet the strict nil gluten detected guidelines set out by Food Stands Australia.
We encourage you all to look carefully at the products you are purchasing, reach out to the companies and inquire about their Aussie Made policy. Understand that many ingredients and products can only be sourced from overseas. But we are proud to be doing the best we can to be conscious of supporting Australia businesses wherever we can.
We thank our customers for supporting an Australian owned company.