Food Safety - Cheerios And Quaker Oats Gluten-Free Options

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Food Safety - Cheerios And Quaker Oats Gluten-Free Options

If you watch television, you now know that Cheerios cereal is gluten-free. Recently, Quaker Oats Co. based in Chicago rolled out its line of gluten-free oatmeal as consumers' demand for products that are gluten-free continues to increase. The new instant oatmeal, part of Quaker's Select Starts line, is part of an effort of the company to meet consumers' needs and demands for their families. Senior vice president of Quaker Foods, Becky Frankiewicz, said in a recent news release that among the top requests from consumers in recent years has been the request for gluten-free oats. You may be thinking that oats are naturally gluten-free, and they are. However, oftentimes other grains such as barley, rye, or wheat find their way into the mix in the process between harvest and processing. In an effort to comply with the gluten free standards of the FDA, Quaker developed a process to remove these stray grains that may contain gluten. The new 1-minute oats and instant oatmeal are available in original flavor as well as maple & brown sugar. More and more consumers are removing gluten from their diets for a variety of reasons, including celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, its impact on some with IBS, and even its association with some brain disorders such as autism, epilepsy, and even schizophrenia. Studies have found a link between gluten consumption and many autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes as well. It's really no surprise, when it comes to food safety, consumers are on the attack when it comes to gluten. More and more are carefully reading labels to ensure products are not only free of gluten, but preservatives and artificial ingredients as well. Markem-Imaje provides industrial coding and marking solutions to many industries, including the food and beverage industries. Whether printing nutrition or ingredient labels, best-by dates, barcodes, or other data, we have reliable solutions that keep your production lines running smoothly while keeping costs to a minimum.

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