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When was the Quaker Oats Company founded?

The Quaker Oats Company was officially formed in 1901 when several American grain pioneers came together to incorporate the now familiar name. These pioneers were Ferdinand Schumacher, John Stuart, George Douglas and Henry Parsons Crowell.


Who is the man on the Quaker Oats box? Is it William Penn?

The "Quaker man" is not an actual person. His image is that of a man dressed in Quaker garb, chosen because the Quaker faith projected the values of honesty, integrity, purity and strength.


When did you introduce Quick Quaker Oats?

Quick Quaker Oats were first introduced in 1921 in the U.S. when the 20 minute cooking oats were processed to cook in 5 minutes. The processing of ... Read More


Do you donate products or sponsor events?

PepsiCo Canada is committed to supporting the communities where we operate. To learn more about PepsiCo Canada's community strategy, please click ... Read More


When did Quaker become part of PepsiCo?

PepsiCo, Inc., acquired The Quaker Oats Company in August, 2001.


Do you give tours?

For insurance, product, and human safety reasons, we are unable to have public tours of our plants or headquarters.


What are colloidal oats?

Oats that are ground into a very fine powder. Colloidal oats are typically used in health and beauty aids such as oatmeal baths, moisturizers and many facial scrubs and masks.


What are rolled oats?

Rolled oats are whole oat kernels that are rolled to flatten them into an oat flake. Large Flake Quaker Oats, QuickQuaker Oats, One Minute Quaker Oats ... Read More


Can I feed my baby oats?

There are a number of Quaker Oatmeal varieties that are appropriate for children 12 months and older. However, as always, you should check with your doctor before introducing your child to new foods.


Can oats be eaten raw?

Yes, oats can be eaten without cooking. For example, there are a number of no-bake cookies containing oats that are very popular. However, because ... Read More

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