Can You Buy Quaker Oats in Australia?
Quaker Oats have always been a popular favourite for the British, and for many years were available in the main Australian supermarkets. But they disappeared some time ago. Some say they vanished in 2013, others in 2015.
Quaker Oats Australia Pty Ltd have stated that they do not supply supermarkets any more. They only sell their oats in 25 kg bag.
The Smith’s Snackfood Company Pty Limited/PepsiCo in Australia, who own ‘Quaker Oats Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 73 065 540 865)’ have stated that Quaker Oats have been discontinued due to insufficient customer demand.
Quaker Oats can however be bought from the British Corner Shop and delivered to you in Australia.
2016 News Reports on Pesticide Glyphosate Found In Quaker Oats
Quaker Oats Is Being Sued For Putting A Cancer-Causing Pesticide (Pesticide Glyphosate) in their Oatmeal. (READ MORE to see why this statement is not quite right)
In sample results compiled by an FDA chemist, the US Quaker Oats levels ranged from nothing to 1.8 parts per million.
In the European Union, the tolerance for glyphosate in oats is 20 ppm
These results were also found in the following products: “Old Fashioned Quaker Oats” and “Quaker Quick 1-minute Oats”, “Coach’s Oats”, “Bob’s Red Mill Instant Rolled Oats”, “Fifty50 Hearty Cut Oatmeal”, “McCann’s Imported Irish Oatmeal” and “Australia Fine Oat Flakes”.
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in weed-killer Roundup but according to the Times, the amount found in Quaker oats fall far below potentially harmful levels. The real issue, according to this lawsuit at least, is that the product is marketed as “100 percent natural” and therefore is being falsely advertised.
They are able to sue on the basis that Quaker Oats said 100% natural, but it was only 99.99982% !!!