GF Oats July News
Here’s where you can keep up tp date with all of the GF Oats July news!
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF BUSINESS
An Overnight Success Story
Yes, 10 years this month we have been importing and distributing GF Oats throughout Australia. In 2009 we bought in 1 pallet of oats from GF Harvest pre-packaged in their packaging. We thought we would launch this product with a BANG! Little did we realise, like many still today, that there is a clause in the Australian labelling laws that prevent any product that contains oats, to be labelled gluten free. See more about that here. Since then, it has changed slightly after our gluten-free tests on oats were approved by NATA, the National Australian Testing Authority, we can now label uncontaminated oats Low Gluten. BUT, we chose not to do that as that was even more confusing. Essentially Low Gluten means that the product tests under <20ppm and essentially this does not represent GF Oats as our product has tested down to <3ppm for every load. See our compliance page here.
In my blog this month I tell you more of our story, check it out here.
SPECIAL FOR THE MONTH – NEW PRODUCT SOAP
This month we are launching our beautiful new Oats Soap, yep, you heard it right. We collaborated with a local soap maker here on the Darling Downs and she has used our Quick Oats to make the most gorgeous Body Soap and Face Soap. They have the most beautiful ingredients you could actually eat, but hey probably don’t, no fake perfumes or chemicals. So they fit beautifully with our Gluten Friendly, Vegan, Uncontaminated range of products that you know and love.
Our team here at GF Oats have labelled and packaged them up so they will land to your door presented in the most special way.
Read more about the ingredients here or “do yourself a favour”, yep I’m an old Molly Meldrum fan, lol and jump on over and drop them into your shopping cart straight away with your next oats order here.
TEAM MEMBER MOVING ON
For the last 2 ½ years if you have emailed or phoned our Head Office here at GF Oats you would have reached the lovely Judi Gray, our Office Manager. Judi has sorted out every problem that we can ever imagine and more and we are forever grateful for her trustworthy assistance as our business has doubled over the time she has been with us. Judi has decided it is time to move onto other pastures and will be leaving us towards the end of the month. We would like to wish her the very best in her future endeavours and look forward to introducing you to our new team member in the coming weeks.
KYLIE’S MONTHLY THOUGHTS
This month as I said above I share some of the stories of our GF Oats journey and the changes that are underway regarding the labelling of Oats here in Australia. We are excited that there is a study underway funded by the Coeliac Society at Monash University. It is currently about ½ – ¾ through with encouraging results so far.
KYLIE’S KITCHEN RECIPE LOVERS
For those of you who love a good oat recipe inspiration and are not subscribed to the weekly recipes we send these each Friday, come and join us. Most of the recipes are re-shares from our Oat loving followers on Instagram who seriously create the most amazing dishes with oats you can ever imagine.
You can subscribe to this email here and you will also receive a FREE sample copy our 50 ways with GF Oats. Go grab it here.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
We are continuing with our #ShareaRecipe campaign. #Wina$25dollarvoucher
This month we would like to thank Cherie Pugno who is our very own Online Order Manager and Graphic Artist, who submitted this month’s recipe Decadent Berry Slice. This beauty is, of course, using our GF Oats Anzac Biscuits but it’s Vegan and Low Sugar. Oh gosh, she bought it into work and we all couldn’t stop devouring it.
If you would like to participate in this campaign for the chance to win a $25 gift voucher, please click here to find the details.
Our Exclusive Recipe for online customers ONLY
Each season we share a beautiful exclusive recipe in each online order that we dispatch.
Our recipe that arrives in your order this month is Immune Boosting Oats. We trust you will enjoy.
GF OATS CLUB AND SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
If you are a regular Oat Ordering Lover, this is the service that will probably suit you best. How it works, if you are finding you are ordering each 1,2 or 3 months and it is a set order then join the GF Oats Club and subscribe, this will save you up to 20% on your orders, seriously a good deal. We couldn’t be bothered with any small print and restrictions, if you need to cancel, just email Judi here and let her know what you would like to do. We know things change, people go away, or you get a backlog of oats, it’s all good.
For more information about our Subscription Service and how it works click here, I have added a page outlining the subscription process.
WHERE TO BUY
Store Locator updates for Oats and for ANZAC BISCUITS
We are continually updating our store list as we have more retailers joining us to share the GF Oats range with customers. Click here to find a store stocking our GF Oats near you using your postcode or click here to see our growing list stocking our GF Oats ANZAC biscuits.
Each month I add a new video to our series sharing tips, recipes and recommendations that I have shared via our Facebook throughout the month. You can keep up to date here…
Every day we are sharing or resharing via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Come join us on the social links on the left of this page. Leave us a review and we will supply you with a FREE FREIGHT code.
GF OATS COMPLIANCE/RESEARCH
It is important that we share the latest test results from Symbio with you showing you that these oats are not contaminated from the gluten found in wheat, rye and barley. I am limited in what claims I can make around gluten-free oats here in Australia. We have labelling restrictions via FANANZ which prevent us from labelling and oats gluten free here in Australia. We, therefore, use Symbio independent testing labs in Brisbane who use the Elisa Testing Equipment to detect gluten.
Please check our Compliance page on our website to see the latest batch packed and the matching test results.
You will also see a research link on that page to many studies, medical & university based around the world with relation to oats.
We wish you a wonderful July and trust it is exciting as ours.
We love serving you GF Oats all around Australia but remember you can purchase your Oats from our Online Store here.