Quaker gluten free oatmeal
Quaker's new gluten-free oatmeal comes in 18-oz canisters and instant oatmeal single-serve pouches.

CHICAGO – The Quaker Oats Co., a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., has introduced a line of gluten-free oatmeal. Quaker Quick 1-Minute Standard Oats, available in 18-oz canisters, has a suggested retail price of $3.99. Quaker Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal, available in single-serve pouches in original and maple and brown sugar varieties, has a suggested retail price of $4.19.

“At Quaker, we're always striving to deliver products that meet families' evolving needs,” said Becky Frankiewicz, senior vice-president of Quaker Foods. “Requests for gluten-free oats have been among the top inquiries from our consumers for the past several years. Our expert millers are the best and most passionate in the business, and they've taken the time and extreme care to develop great-tasting, gluten-free offerings in which consumers can be confident."

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but stray wheat, rye, barley and spelt may be introduced into the oats supply chain during farming, storing and transportation. Quaker said its millers have removed stray grains to deliver oats that meet Food and Drug Administration gluten-free standards. Quaker also said it performs multiple quality checks throughout the milling process up through finished product testing.