Quaker Introduces New Gluten Free Oatmeal

When it comes to breakfast, no one knows how to kickstart start to the day quite like Quaker. This oatmeal season, the breakfast company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., is proud to introduce a new line of gluten free oatmeal.

Delivering the same great taste of traditional Quaker Oats that consumers love and trust, new Quaker Gluten Free Oatmeal will be available in three varieties, all of which are clearly labeled as gluten free: Quaker Quick 1-Minute Standard Oats and Quaker Instant Oatmeal (single-serve pouches) in both Original and Maple & Brown Sugar flavours. These delicious, nutritious, gluten free oats give oatmeal lovers energy to help get them going, fibre to help fill them up and whole grains to help support heart health.

"At Quaker, we're always striving to deliver products that meet families' evolving needs. Requests for gluten free oats have been among the top inquiries from our consumers for the past several years," said Becky Frankiewicz, senior vice president of Quaker Foods. "Our expert millers are the best and most passionate in the business, and they've taken the time and extreme care to develop great-tasting, gluten free offerings in which consumers can be confident."

For many, leading a gluten free lifestyle is necessary for their health. Quaker is the world's leader in oat milling for nearly 140 years, and as always, has placed consumer safety as the number one priority throughout the process of creating gluten free oats. Although oats are naturally gluten free, stray wheat, rye, barley and spelt may be introduced during farming, storing and transportation. Through the development of a rigorous and breakthrough cleaning system, the millers at Quaker have used their expertise to remove stray grains to deliver high-quality oats that meet FDA standards for gluten free. Additionally, multiple quality checks throughout the milling process up through finished product testing confirm Quaker's ability to produce gluten free oats. For more information on the Quaker gluten free process, please visit the Quaker Gluten Free FAQs.

New Quaker Gluten Free Oats are available nationally starting January 2016. They join the brand's Select Starts line – which includes Instant Quaker Oatmeal offerings that address a variety of consumer preferences, such as fibre and protein.