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Do Oatly’s products contain gluten?

Because we place special demands on the cleanliness of our raw oats, we are able to guarantee that Oatly products contain less than 100 ppm (mg/kg product) gluten from wheat, rye and barley. This is comparable to products that may be labelled "Very low gluten" and which are allowed to contain max 100 ppm gluten. We guarantee the same limits for all of the products in our range. Products that are labelled "gluten-free" may not contain more than 20 ppm gluten, and the gluten content in Oatly's products is not this low.

US: Our products in the US are made from certified gluten-free oats and are labelled gluten-free.
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  • Please please please make Oatly properly gluten free in the UK
    Emma Jones
  • Shame about the gluten content. I was going to make your Barista my favoured addition to coffee but, as a celiac I think I'd better stop using it. Something has been giving me some symptoms and I was beginning to wonder whether it might be Oatly!
    Marilyn Squires
  • Please, please, please make all your products gluten free. I loved Oatly before I became intolerant. Now it makes me poorly 🙁
    Lyn
  • Will you ever follow your US supply here in the UK and only use gluten free oats?
    Nats
  • Hi Nats,

    Thank you for your email.

    We would love for Oatly to be gluten free. Our hope is that oats will become a more major crop which would make the price of the raw material lower, thus enabling us to include gluten-free products in our range.

    All the best,
    Stephanie
  • Hi Stephanie thanks for your reply.  Could you explain that a bit more because technically oats are gluten free and the way they get to contain gluten is contamination.  So they don't undergo a process to make them gluten free.  I'm not sure how just increasing the size of the crop means that the risk of contamination diminishes?  What is different about the production in the USA that means they can be categorized as gluten free?

    Many thanks,

    Pauline
    Pauline
  • Hi Pauline,

    Thank you for your message. Of course, let me explain further for you.

    Our U.S range is made with Canadian gluten free oats ('no gluten' printed on the packages) whereas our products available on other markets are made with 'low gluten' oats, but not gluten free.  While oat in itself is completely free from gluten proteins, it may be contaminated during harvesting, transport etc. We can guarantee that our products contain a maximum of 100 parts per million (mg/kg product) gluten, which is the limit for products to be recognized as very low gluten products.  

    For a product to be labelled "gluten-free", the gluten level must be less than 20 ppm of gluten.

    In order to create gluten-free products, the raw material that is required - absolutely gluten free oats - is still much more expensive than the oats we use today. As of now, there is not enough supply of gluten free oats and we are also not able to handle such in our facilities as it takes a very special and controlled environment. We have therefore concluded that we won't be making the switch to these pure oats as this would greatly affect the price of our products, which are already more expensive than their dairy counterparts.

    I hope this helps!

    All the best,
    Stephanie
  • HI Stephanie,

    Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly and explaining the situation.  So just to clarify the only difference between the Canadian and Swedish oats is that the Canadian oats have been produced in an an environment that guarantees protection from contamination from other sources whereas that guarantee can't absolutely be given for the Swedish supply?  But the oats themselves aren't materially any different?  Thanks again!  Brilliant website by the way - very comprehensive!
    Pauline
  • Hi Pauline,

    Exactly - you got it!  If you have any other questions do not hesitate to get in contact!

    All the best,
    Stephanie
  • Hope Oatly in the UK can be made Gluten Free soon!! I love this product.
    Martha
  • Hello. Please make your oats gluten free 🙏
    Rachael Thomas
  • Hi Rachael,

    Duly noted!

    All the best
    Rowena
  • Hi,

    Just to add to the gluten-free discussion, oats are mostly contaminated with gluten due to cross contamination from neighbouring fields (seeds carried by wind or animals), and also regular oats are milled in mills in which other gluten containing grains are milled.
    Thus, oats can contain up to 15% other grains.
    The process of growing gluten-free oats thus means planting them far away (not sure how far) from gluten containing fields and milled at special gluten-free mills.
    This explains the price difference. I’m not sure why they are able to do it Soo much cheaper in the US/Canada though, it must be a question of quantity. Obviously, the more you produce, the cheaper the price and GF brands like Bobs red mill in US have become huge and thus prices are lower...

    Buy more GF oats in Europe and prices will drop 😀
    Kristina Rasmussen
  • I’ve moved to a gluten free diet as I might be intolerant and had no idea about the very low gluten content 100 ppm etc. I’m going to give it a go as I love the barista version but please please can it just be gluten free?! 😬
    Marie
  • I'm crossing my fingers that some day your oat milk in the UK will be gluten free! Used to absolutely love it but as a Coeliac I now can't drink it. None of the GF oat milks I have tried come anywhere close to how good yours is! :'(
    Jade Bell
  • Please make Oatly gluten free like in USA.
    Scan
  • Please make Oatley fully gluten free!
    Diane
  • Would definitely pay more if you guys could make a Gluten Free version of Oatly Barista from Therese, Ireland.
    Therese
  • Hi all,

    We are as excited as you are to include gluten-free products in our range. Hopefully this will become a realistic option for us soon!

    All the best
    Rowena
  • Add to the comments .. gluten free for coeliacs who don’t want dairy please
    Diane mulloy
  • Gluten free please for us coeliacs who don’t want or can’t eat dairy products !
    Diane mulloy
  • Great news! Coffee in particular is never quite the same with any of the alternative milks I can tolerate: rice, almond, coconut. They don’t froth and they aren’t creamy!

    Lyn

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