Re: Gluten-Free oat products: from on 2005-01-14
Greetings to people with celiac disease:
Below is a reply that I wrote to someone who inquired about including oats in the celiac disease diet. I am posting this reply to emphasize the fact that, while gluten-free oats probably are safe for MOST, but NOT ALL people with celiac disease to eat, each celiac disease person should consult with their physician and/or dietitian before doing so.
Best wishes, Tracy
Hi Paul -
Yes, we're in the process of setting up to do this (market gluten-free oats). We hope to have product available by the end of March, 2005.
We have a process whereby we are sure that there is no cross-contamination with wheat, barley, rye, etc. Unfortunately, it is going to be expensive to set this all up, so initial product costs will be high. However, we hope that after a first successful year we will be able to start dropping the price. We have not yet settled on a retail price.
Two notes of caution:
1) We have done an extensive review of the medical literature, and the vast majority of reports say that gluten-free oats should be OK for MOST but NOT ALL (my emphasis) celiac disease people to eat. Likewise, the U.S. National Institutes of Health June, 2004 Consensus Development Conference Statement on Celiac Disease ( https://consensus.nih.gov/cons/118/118celiacPDF.pdf ) states that "Oats appear to be safe for most people with celiac disease..." (p.6, paragraph 6).
2) I notice that your return email address is in Canada. Health Canada and CFIA, with whom we have had extensive consultation, tell us that in Canada our products cannot be labelled, sold, advertised, etc as "gluten-free" because of a Health Canada Regulation (FDR, B.24.018) prohibiting any product that contains oats to be marketed in any way as GF. Until this regulation is changed, which may take years, we and everybody else must abide by it.
I hope that this helps. If you have more specific questions drop a line and I'll try to respond.
Best wishes, Tracy
Re Gluten-Free oat products: from Rebecca Potter on 2005-06-14
Can you tell me where to find gluten-free oats?
Re Gluten-Free oat products: from Katherine on 2005-07-03
I live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and am interested in your 'gluten free Oats' whenever you have a product to sell.
Re Gluten-Free oat products: from Jennifer Jarrell on 2005-07-11
I just ran into this thread a few minutes ago. Has this product been fully developed? Is it available to the public? I am a home baker that bakes wheat free dairy free foods. Please send me an e-mail with an update on the product.
Re Gluten-Free oat products: from Kathy Gray on 2005-07-28
I am also interested in purchasing your gluten free oats when they're available.
Re Gluten-Free oat products: from sandy Klein on 2005-08-07
Me too. I'm in Toronto. Thanks,
Re Gluten-Free oat products: from Janis Chubb on 2006-01-10
I would like to purchase some gluten free oats as well (Burlington Ontario), any idea where I can do this?
Re Gluten-Free oat products: from Susan Young on 2006-06-30
I am also hunting for gluten free oats in Ottawa or Kingston or Perth.
Re Gluten-Free oat products: from Beth Armour on 2006-09-04
We have tow stores in Ottawa that carry our pure oats, not allowed to call them gluten-free in Canada
Rainbow Natural Foods
1487 Richmond at Carling
Natural Food Pantry
Billings Bridge Plaza
2277 Riverside Drive
both have recenlty ordered a large order.
If you need any more information let me know.
Re: Gluten-Free oat products: from Sarah on 2007-04-19
I have been diagnoised jan 06 but i am still suffering, with running tummy and pain evry day i have been of work for nearley a year june.
i was very anemic and had total villi atrophy.
i am exprance leg and arm pain is any body else and extreme tiredness
is any body else
also my daughter has been dianginosed as well
some help would be great
And i undersrtood you should never go back to any normal food as if the stomche dosent repair if it ever dose it can lead to cancer
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