Aboat Our Ingredients
We have so much fun at Oats in Coats being silly, but being allergen-friendly is one thing that we always take seriously. We know that there is nothing more important than the health and wellbeing of your family and friends.
On this page we share our supplier and production protocols for managing food allergy risk as well as give a clear picture of what is not in our products, and what is in our products, so that you can feel confident sharing Oats in Coats with everybody who gathers at your table.
Managing Food Allergy Risk
We are intentional about minimizing food allergy risk during recipe development and are rigorous about maintaining strict protocols when it comes to ingredient sourcing. We also worked hard to find and partner with a production facility that strictly follows industry-leading allergen protocols. While no reputable facility can provide a 100% guarantee of zero risk, we appreciate the rigorous program at our partner production facility -- started, owned and managed by a food allergy mom. Take a look at some of the protocols they follow:.
Made For You In A Dedicated Facility Free From The Top 10 Allergens
All ingredient suppliers must provide written declarations regarding 14 allergens/gluten in their products and facilities, as well as their protocols including product handling and staff training
Multiple food allergen/gluten tests on incoming raw ingredients plus random finished product testing using verified scientific procedures -- both in-house and with 3rd party labs
Strict shipping and receiving policies including tracing and tracking all ingredients
Staff training and contracts ensure that everyone from the office to shipping in our partner facility understands the severity of food allergies
3rd party certified SQF Level 2 under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard, which includes audited allergen control and training programs
What is not in our products:
Our products and partner production facility are free from the Top 10 allergens, and then some.
What is in our products:
Given all the exclusions, you might be wondering what is in our products. It’s a fair question, as we have all seen other companies replace allergen foods with artificial ingredients and fillers -- achieving an allergen-friendly-looking ingredients list but falling far short on nutrition and taste. Through our testing and recipe development, we learned that a simple focus on a short-list of whole foods in our recipes and commitment to sourcing high-quality ingredients has allowed us to offer a product that doesn’t force allergen-aware families to choose between delicious vs. safe, or nutritious vs. safe.
Our Oath To You
We hope that you will feel confident sharing our allergen-aware story and our products with your family and friends. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.