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This is a highly disputed question. Oats are not considered to contain gluten, but almost all oats are grown with wheat, which means that there is a huge possibility for cross-contamination. Therefore, the majority of oat products are considered to contain gluten. However, oats that are grown totally isolated from wheat and other glutenous grains are considered to be gluten free. McCann's Irish Oats are a great example of gluten free oats available in many grocery stores.
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Oatmeal by itself does not contain gluten. However, it is often processed in facilities where wheat or other gluten containing foods are processed. Even if they are processed in a different room, wheat particles in the air can spread to the oatmeal processing area and contaminate the oatmeal with small amounts of gluten. Some people are sensitive to even such a small amount of gluten.
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Bob's red mill doesn't

Oats don't contain gluten - but they can become easily contaminated with wheat, so you have to buy oats that are tested for contamination. Bob's red mill makes oats that are tested and are safe for people avoiding gluten. But they also make oats that aren't tested. Check the packaging - the gluten free ones will say so - and they'll be about twice the price as the regular.
99% of the time, yes. Oats are usually grown in cross-contaminated fields, so they are easily contaminated with gluten. If they are grown in specially dedicated fields (which will be clearly and distinctly labeled on the packaging) then they are gluten free.
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