Avena Foods Limited has operated a successful dedicated Gluten-Free oat mill in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada for the last 8 years producing and marketing a complete line of Certified Gluten-Free oat products including rolled oats, quick flakes, steel cuts, groats and flour. Avena has been the market leader in developing and evolving the quality standards for production of Gluten-Free oats through their network of dedicated growers and through strong compliance to food safety certification programs. This expansion into Organic Gluten-Free will not affect the existing Gluten-Free grower and customer base.
Marshall Gluten-Free Milling, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, will manage the Organic grower relationship and will provide contracted Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free oats for processing by Avena Foods Limited. President Mike Marshall has extensive experience in the Organic marketplace with special focus on oats and the supporting rotations of non-gluten Organic grains to maintain sustainable purity. The venture with Avena will offer new and existing growers a tremendous opportunity to expand their commitment to Organic farming with an adherence to Gluten-Free protocols.
Avena and Marshall Milling share a strong commitment to the values of consumer safety and protection through purity protocols, which include pure seed, proper rotations, field histories, identity preservation and traceability. The companies also share a commitment to developing strong long term grower relationships. The strict protocols offer customers assurance of reliability, consistent quality and sustainability.
Avena Foods Limited and Marshall Gluten-Free Milling look forward to the exciting opportunity of working together to address increased customer demand in the greatly expanding Organic Gluten-Free market. -30-