UK-based Glebe Farm Foods has inaugurated a new “multi-million-pound” oat milk plant on its site in Cambridgeshire as it aims to meet increased demand.
The newly-installed factory will produce the company’s gluten-and dairy-free, oat milk drink, PureOaty, created for the foodservice industry.
With its recent expansion, Glebe Farm Foods claims it has increased its daily capacity to 50,000 litres and is now able to consider private label commissions.
The UK company commenced work on the extension to its existing gluten free oat production site at the end of last year in response to a surge in interest in gluten-free foods and increasing sales of oat drinks and cereals.
“We are Europe’s biggest grower, miller and producer of certified gluten free oats, supplying over 30 countries worldwide with British grown oat products of the highest quality,” said Rebecca Rayner, managing director of Glebe Farm Foods.
She continued: “Our seed to shelf philosophy is central to our business and as the oat category, especially oat drinks, continues to evolve, it was crucial that we invested in our site.
“This several million pounds investment is designed to future proof our business. The building and machinery have all been built to our specification and will give us increased capacity to produce our oat drink to meet this demand.”
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