For 10 years now we have been importing GF Oats into Australia.
The ‘GF’ in this case stands for our brand Gloriously Free Oats. This is the only way that we can communicate here in Australia that our brand is the same brand certified and labelled gluten-free all over the world. Australia and New Zealand still have a restriction in the current labelling laws that restrict us from labelling any product that contains oats to carry a gluten-free claim, even if this product tests to be gluten-free. The law was made based on a 2006 study that was done on mainstream oats, which we now know is contaminated throughout the supply chain. There is currently a study on oats at Monash University in Melbourne Australia, lead by the Coeliac Society as part of the move towards changes to this pesky little labelling clause by the Food Labelling Standards.
However, for now, the best we can do with our Oats and oats related products is call them Gluten Friendly.
The key benefits of GF Oats are:
- Gluten Friendly
- Wheat free
- Refined sugar-free
- Glyphosate free
- Certified Organic
- Stabilised Oats
- Uncontaminated Oats