Avena Foods Purity Protocol gluten-free oat ingredients are Glyphosate Residue Free certified by The Detox Project. Products or ingredients bearing a Glyphosate Residue Free Label contain less than 10 parts per billion of the herbicide.
Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides and is pervasive in the food system, with detectable levels being reported everywhere from rainwater to conventional and organic foods.
The Detox Project organization works at creating transparency within the food industry. The certification and label attest that a product has gone through analysis for levels of glyphosate by third-party ISO-certified laboratories at least three times a year. To be certified Glyphosate Residue Free, products must have no glyphosate residues down to government-recognized limits of detection for food, commodity and supplement samples.
Avena supports our customers’ efforts to limit the presence of chemicals in food. As part of our commitment to providing safe, high quality ingredients, we have implemented and continually review practices that meet or exceed the highest regulatory and industry standards. This includes the use of glyphosate in the farming of oats.
Avena’s Purity Protocol system minimizes the presence of glyphosate in oats, from the planting of the crop right through to delivery of finished goods to customers. These measures include:
To view the full line of Avena Purity Protocol oat products added to The Detox Project online database, go to https://detoxproject.org/certification/glyphosate-residue-free/certified-products/