Is it true that oat cereals, like Cheerios, oatmeal, oatflakes and steel-cut oats can be contaminated with a toxin?
Yes, unfortunately. In fact, a study of oat-based cereals in the U.S. found the majority to be contaminated with a fungal toxin — several at unacceptably high levels. Read the full answer >>
UPDATE: Due to the concern about ochratoxin A in oat-based cereals, ConsumerLab.com purchased and tested popular oat-based cereals for contamination with this toxin (as well as for contamination with gluten and heavy metals) in 2016. For the results, see the Oats Cereal Review >>