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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
  • Please try to make your products entirely gluten free. For us celiacs low gluten is just not good enough. Soya milk is not unproblematic in other respects (thyroid and other hormonal comtraindications) and none of the other non-dairy alternatives quite work in coffee. So a gluten free oatly would be wonderful!
    Feli Turner
  • Hi,
    I have just been alerted to the fact that your delicious milk isn't gluten free !

    So disappointed as I love it, my tea tastes so good but I'll have to stop buying it.
    Really hope you can make it gluten free in the future.

    Penny
    Penny
  • Gluten free please for coeliacs!
    Georgie F
  • Hello everybody! We’ve added your requests (as statistics, no names) to the long list of people who want gluten free versions, thank you all for reaching out.

    Love,
    Mårten
  • Please do make your milk gluten free In the UK soon! I struggled to find a dairy free milk I enjoyed and love the taste of oatly... but now no longer able to enjoy it due to gluten intolerance. 

    Heather
  • Hello, may I join in/added to the list? I would love there to be a gluten free option! I get so jealous of the non-celiacs drinking their oatly flat whites.
    Ebrill Kelly-Williams
  • Hi there,

    We hear you and the list is definitely growing! Thanks for getting in touch.

    All the best
    Rowena
  • Oatly could give Alpro a run for their money in Costa if they sorted this out.
    Emma Jones
  • Please make these products gluten free! We all love your products in my family but my little girl is now gluten free so she can’t enjoy!
    June smith
  • Please add me to the gluten free oat milk request.
    Marian
  • I have also discovered it’s not gluten free and will have to stop purchasing until that changes.

    please add me to the list :-)


    Dave
  • Plus 1 for a gluten free version - why can't you import from the USA/Canada?
    steve daniels
  • Been a big fan of this since my sister in Scotland recommended i try it as i wanted to move away from dairy...It is the only diary alternative to cow milk that is actually Perfect in Tea and Coffee..My sister did all the research and Oatly is what she found to be the best and tastiest ...(My sister is smart). But id like to echo everyone comments to try have it GF as ive got family who are celiacs and Really wanna enjoy this the way we do...So Please Please sort it ..And yes they and i would pay more if that was needed..PS my current use is about six litres a month :P
    Martin Traynor
  • Just another person who wants to add their voice to the prayer for gluten free Oatly!
    Sabina
  • Please make a gluten free Oatly milk for coeliacs! Oat milk is the best in coffee and for the planet and I've just found out that I can't drink it anymore and I'm so upset!
    Georgia
  • Another one for the gluten—free list!
    Linsey
  • Gluten free oatly barista would be a dream!! Pleasere
    Emily
  • Hi everyone!

    Thanks for adding to the discussion. Gluten-free is firmly on the wishlist!

    All the best
    Rowena
  • Please add me and my daughter to the list too! Love the product and want to consume less dairy, but it makes me unwell due to my gluten intolerance.
    josie
  • Adding my vote for making all Oatly products GF. I'm coeliac and dairy-free and Oatly is my fav but now that I've been diagnosed, I can't have it anymore. 🙁
    Keith
  • Another supporter for gluten free please! I have to drink  Rude Health oat milk in the UK at the moment and it’s nowhere near as nice as your Oatly Barista.
    Justine
  • Hi Josie, Keith and Justine,

    Thank you for sending us your requests, and we really appreciate all the love!

    We've taken note of your requests for gluten-free products, and we hope that this will be a possibility in the future! 

    All the best,
    Sophie
  • Hi, can you please tell me which of your products are gluten free in the UK? I cannot have gluten or dairy products and am wanting to make sure I stay safe.
    Looking at this post it goes back to 2018, surely with 3 years of customers requesting gluten free products you can start to action this more widely in the UK now?

    Claire K
  • Hi Claire,

    Unfortunately none of our products are completely gluten free as we don't use 'pure' oats, but our production is set up in such a way that we can guarantee they contain less than 100 ppm of gluten - which deems the product to be very low in gluten. The same applies to our ice creams.

    Unfortunately it currently isn't feasible for us to source gluten-free oats in Europe as the cost of the raw material is significantly higher than the cost of conventional oats, due to the separate infrastructure that is needed to handle them in order to keep them gluten-free.

    We hope that as more of the oats grown in Europe are used for human consumption instead of animal fodder, the demand for gluten-free oats will increase and, as a result, the price will drop as more infrastructure is invested in.

    We're sorry that this is taking quite some time, and we hope to see these changes in the future.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    All the best,
    Sophie
  • Another requesting Gluten free...

    As others have stated, you could introduce a gluten free option along side your existing range and charge more.. or import from the USA and charge more, If nothing else it's work trying to see if the audience exists for it.

    It seems odd to me to have such a demand for a product and people literally coming to you to ask for it, but no action in three years - even if the supply here in Europe isn't what you'd like it to be, I don't believe it's as impossible as the replies make out and more simply that as a business you don't want to, for example I can buy 5kg of gluten free oats for £15.78 and I believe that's a price worth paying to have them, so the amount you'd buy should surely be a more reasonable price than that and broken down to the price of one carton I'm sure people would pay it...

    Anyway, another name to add to the list... maybe in another 3 years time it might be a reality.
    Dan
  • Just found out about this. Love the product but unless it becomes gf I can't purchase it anymore.
    Robert
  • Hi Dan and Robert,

    As Sophie mentioned, we are sorry that it is taking a long time for us to produce a gluten free product in Europe. We are working hard to make it happen!

    Thanks for your input and letting us know your thoughts!

    All the best
    Rowena
  • It's a shame it's not gluten free. I love the product but my partner has coeliac disease so I will not be able to enjoy it at home.
    James
  • as A gluten intolerance sufferer I can just about cope with this however I’d love it to go fully gluten free! Do we have a goal for then the company will try to be gluten free? Say end of 2020 maybe? Oatly is getting extremely popular and the demand I can see is rising and I’d love to see more cafes stock you guys!
    Steph
  • Hi James and Steph,

    We're sorry to hear that you're unable to enjoy our products. Unfortunately we don't currently have a date set, however we are aware that there is a large demand for a gluten-free version so it's definitely something we're looking to consider!

    All the best,
    Sophie
  • Please go GF, ice cream too, I'd pay more
    Jen
  • I have son with autism spectrum. He must be on gluten free diet. In UK there are many, many children like my son. The price does not matter. Please, do it for us.
    Thanks,
    Magdalena
  • Hi Jen and Magdalena,

    We're sorry to hear that your son isn't able to enjoy our products, Magdalena. It saddens us to hear that people are missing out. 

    We have heard from a lot of our consumers that they would really like a gluten-free version, so we understand how important this is and are working hard to make it happen.

    All the best,
    Sophie
  • I have fortunately just read the website before opening the Oatly custard that I was about to have, to see if you had any suggestions of things that could be added to the custard (eg cocoa powder, to make chocolate custard to go with pears). I had also not realised that your products are not certified gluten free (it is difficult to tell when they are in the "free from" section in the supermarket), and so I will not be able to eat them.
    Please add my name to the growing list of Coeliac disease sufferers who would love for your products to be GF, and who won't be buying them again until they are; your chocolate milk is heavenly, and I was very excited about trying the custard!

    Vic
  • Please add me to the list of people desperate for Gluten free Oatly products!
    Ella B
  • Hi Vic and Ella,

    Thank you for letting us know! We've added you to our list of requests for our products to become gluten-free.

    Vic, we're sorry to hear that you will no longer be able to enjoy our products, and we hope we're able to change this in the future!

    All the best,
    Sophie

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