Avena Foods Limited was established in 2008 by a group of pedigreed seed farmers committed to providing ‘s˜pure’s¹ oats, uncontaminated by gluten grains, for the benefit of people with celiac disease.
Fast forward ten years. Avena Foods has an extensive network of oat farmers, some of whom are certified-organic, operating under what is termed ‘s˜Purity Protocol’s². Avena also boasts a state-of-the-art gluten-free, allergen-free milling facility with traceability, quality, and food safety systems second to none.
The pedigreed seed farmers understood the value of a production process that maintains ‘s˜true-to-type’s seed. This classification sets out stringent requirements for the way the fields are seeded, and how they are inspected by officially recognized third-party agencies. It also governs the seed stock used, harvesting, cleaning, and transporting of the seed. The motto of pedigreed seed farmers is ‘s˜start clean, stay clean’s.
Avena Foods ‘s˜Purity Protocol’s oats meet and surpass the gluten-free standards of the GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization), GFCP (Gluten-Free Certification Program), the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and Health Canada.