Hang on there, you cool person who is looking to read some extremely interesting scientific information on oats and plant-based nutrition. Before you take a look at the following pages and before you proceed to click ‘YES,’ we have a disclaimer that we would like you to read here.
Q: Are Oatly products totally nut-free?
A: Right now, we can only guarantee that our products are dairy- and soya-free. We do however have strict 'due diligence' procedures in place with all our suppliers to minimise any likelihood of nuts being present in any of our products, where nuts are not used as an ingredient.
Ice Cream - The only nuts used as an ingredient in UK products are the hazelnuts in our new Oatly ice cream 'Hazelnut Swirl'. We make the oat base for this ice cream in our factory at Landskrona, Sweden, this oat base is then sent to a separate ice cream factory, SIA Glass.
The other two ice creams, 'Salted Caramel' and 'Chocolate Fudge' are made without nuts, and manufactured with strict controls to ensure that they do not contain traces of nuts.
Creamy Oat Fraiche - we do have a new fat blend in our Creamy Oat Fraiche that contains fully hydrogenated coconut oil. However, coconut is not a nut and is not included in the EU list of 14 allergens, so it's not underlined as an allergen in the list of ingredients on the package. Cross-reactivity for those with tree nut allergies is very rare, and allergies to coconut itself are possible but rare in the UK. Even so, we have certification from our oil supplier that the coconut oil we use should not contain any proteins that could cause a reaction. If in doubt, it may be prudent to check with the individual’s medical practitioner.