Glanbia Nutritionals, the fast growing foods ingredients company, has developed a new range of gluten free oats for the baking industry.

The OatPure range is being produced from a new multi-million Euro development in Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland specifically for a range of baked and snack products including bread, cookies, granola bars and on-the-go nutrition.

The oat mill went into production last year and the first batch of gluten free oats are to hit the European market in November. Glanbia Nutritionals has certified its oats at max 10 parts per million (ppm) gluten to exceed industry standards of 20ppm.

Rapid expansion

Carla Clissmann, EMEA regional director at Glanbia Nutritionals, said: “The gluten-free market is expanding rapidly and, as such, offers great potential as we see consumers opting for gluten-free choices in pursuit of a healthy diet. We believe our OatPure gluten-free oats are the purest on the market today, which is testament to our commitment to research and setting the highest standard in regulatory compliance.”

The development of the mill in Ireland closely follows the opening of a new state-of-the-art “next generation” grain processing facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.