Avena Foods Limited is a specialty miller of safe, sustainably grown, nutritious certified gluten-free oat and pulse ingredients, supplying food, beverage and nutraceutical manufacturers throughout the world.

With three facilities on the Canadian prairies, Avena Foods produces four ranges of ingredients, all of which are non-GMO, allergen-friendly (free of all labeled allergens), and available conventional, gluten-free and certified-organic.

Avena Foods is anchored in long-term relationships with farmers who are committed to sustainable cropping systems and practices that respect the environment. Many of these farmers are certified organic.

Avena Foods also boasts a state-of-the-art gluten-free, allergen-free milling facility with full traceability, and exemplary quality, and food safety systems second to none. We take pride in being a healthy, safe and sustainable ingredient supplier you can trust.

Avena Purity Protocol, developed over the last decade, is a ‘start safe, stay safe’ system of production, providing people with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten-sensitivity, or wheat allergies with pure, uncontaminated certified gluten-free oats and oat ingredients.

‘For safe, healthy diets, and a sustainable world.’

Learn more about our facility and product certifications.

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Avena Foods Limited was established in 2008 by a group of pedigreed seed growers from Regina, Saskatchewan. These farmers understood the dietary challenges faced by individuals with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergies.

Avena Purity Protocol is the “Start Safe, Stay Safe” program, which was developed over the last decade. This system of production from the farm gate to the plate ensures that the purity of the oats is maintained throughout the entire chain of seeding, growing, harvesting, transporting, and milling the crop. Avena Purity Protocol oats and oat ingredients are fully traceable back to the farmers and their fields. Learn more about Avena Purity Protocol.

​Avena Foods farmers continue to remain committed to providing pure, uncontaminated, whole grain oats for those with gluten disorders. These oats and oat ingredients are also allergen-friendly (free of labeled allergens) with minimal or non-detectable levels of glyphosate. Learn more about Avena Foods glyphosate policy.

In January 2018, Avena Foods Limited welcomed a new partner into the fold – Best Cooking Pulses, Inc., a family-owned agri-food company that had been active in the international pulse trade since 1936. Learn more about the History of Best Cooking Pulses and Best Food Ingredients .

Avena Foods now has three facilities located in major growing regions for oats and pulses: Avena Purity Protocol oat mill in Regina, Saskatchewan, Best Cooking Pulses processing and splitting facility, in Rowatt, Saskatchewan and Best Food Ingredients specialty milling facility is in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Supplying healthy, safe and sustainable ingredients to the world.


Avena Foods Limited offers four ingredient ranges that are natural, sustainably grown, non-GMO, Kosher, gluten-free, allergen-friendly, and are available as conventional or certified-organic.

Avena Foods is anchored in:

  • strong partnerships with farmers,
  • the milling of traceable, high quality, safe ingredients,
  • exemplary quality and food safety systems,
  • respectful relationships with customers and staff, and
  • sustainable environmental practices.

For safe, healthy diets and a sustainable world.


Contact us today to explore how we can collaborate on your new product innovation.