Pacific Organics—GF Harvest Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (Gluten Free)
What are the defects?
The labelling of foods containing oats as being ‘gluten-free’ is specifically prohibited by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. Although oats do not contain gluten as such, other proteins, which can act in the human gut in ways similar to gluten, are present in oats. Such proteins can cause a reaction in sufferers of coeliac disease which is similar to that caused by gluten.
What are the hazards?
Any consumers who suffer from coeliac disease may have a reaction if the product is consumed.
What should consumers do?
Consumers who suffer from coeliac disease should not consume this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For further information please call: Pacific Organics 02 9746 0430
The recalled product has been available for sale in health food stores and bakeries in NSW.
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Food Standards Australia New Zealand is the coordinating agency for this recall.