Avena Foods to Construct New Oat Processing Facility

March 2, 2020

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Avena Foods to Construct New Oat Processing Facility

Canadian gluten-free oats supplier Avena Foods Limited plans to build a new oat processing plant in Saskatchewan to double its current production capacity. The expansion is in response to increased demand for plant-based gluten-free foods and beverages.

Avena’s new facility will be built in Rowatt, SK and operate in conjunction with its oat mill in Regina, the company said in a recent release. Operations at the site are slated to begin in 2021. 

“This expansion builds on the achievements of the pedigreed seed farmers who founded Avena,” Gord Flaten, chief executive officer of Avena Foods, said in a statement. “We look forward to the benefits it will provide our customers, local farmers, and staff. We would like to thank the Government of Saskatchewan and the Royal Municipality of Sherwood for their support as we begin this new chapter.”

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Founded in 2008, Avena Foods offers gluten-free oat ingredients, gluten-free pulse flours and grit, dietary fiber, whole and split pulses, and pet food ingredients. 

The global market for gluten-free products is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.2% between 2020 and 2027, according to a market research report published this month by Grand View Research. In 2019, the market had an estimated value of $21.61 billion. 

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