I have been enjoying a bowl of this delicious porridge every morning for ages with no adverse reactions but my husband noticed it contained beta-glucan. I wrote to Flahavans and had this immediate reply which I felt would be useful for everyone:
RE: GLUTEN IN PORRIDGE
Our Porridge Oatflakes are 100% oats, there are no additives. However, there is the possibility that wheat/barley was sown in the field a year or two before the oats and some may have come through the crop. Also if the combine harvester which harvests the oats had already harvested wheat/barley and was not cleaned out properly.
I hope this is of some assistance to you and if you need any further clarification please do not hesitate to revert to me.
Customer Service Manager