OATzarella, a brand of Rucksack Foods, has recently announced that its plant-based cheese was officially certified as gluten free. With this certification, OATzarella has also become National Celiac Association endorsed and can now carry the certification badge on all of its products.
"At Rucksack Foods, we have found many are choosing a dairy-free lifestyle, either for health, allergy, or sustainable and ethical reasons," stated Rucksack Foods Executive Chef and Chief of Product Development, Claudio Pirollo. "We take seriously our responsibility to ensure that products are safe and use the finest ingredients."
OATzarella’s products are hand-made from oats that are grown under the Purity Protocol, a press release noted, and then produced in a fully gluten-free facility.
The Purity Protocol provides greater transparency by taking a farm-to-table approach, ensuring products are gluten-free. To attain this distinction, the oats must reach requirements for seed stock purity as well as criteria for harvesting, transport, storage, processing, and manufacturing.
Congratulations to OATzarella for earning this distinction!