Company: Glanbia Nutritionals, Fitchburg, WI
Ingredient Snapshot: Glanbia Nutritionals recently launched its OatPure gluten-free oats in North America. With fewer than 10 parts per million of gluten, OatPure gluten-free oats exceed industry specifications and offer complete gluten-free integrity, according to the company. Glanbia’s fully-owned, NSF-certified, 14-step OatSecure closed-loop, supply-chain process guarantees a high level of protection from seed to end product. To ensure food safety, the oats are dried within three days of harvest and heat-treated using an independently validated 4.6 log kill step, which eliminates pathogens and mycotoxin growth, and also extends the shelf life of the oats to 18 months. OatPure oats are suitable for baked goods, snacks and breakfast items, including bars, breads and cookies, and contain fiber, protein and beta glucans for an enhanced nutritional profile.