Method and system for producing gluten-free oats

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9862004
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15642923

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A method and system for removing foreign grains from oat grains to establish gluten-free oats, i.e., oat grains having gluten levels below 20 ppm and, more preferably, below 10 ppm, relies upon performing a series of mechanical differentiation operations on a combination of grains, including oats and foreign, or gluten containing, grains. The various operations include aspiration, width grading and length grading steps, as well as a late stage density separating step. The resulting oats can be used to make a wide range of gluten-free oat food products, including cereal and granola products.

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GENERAL MILLS INCNUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bierbaum, Troy D Brookland Park, US 6 9
Hellweg, John M Minnetonka, US 3 2
Hobart, Kara M New Hope, US 4 2
Romsa, Jay North Mankato, US 3 2
Winderl, Daniel J Plymouth, US 7 12
Zietlow, Philip K Wayzata, US 34 486

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