Not a Trace is a leading manufacturer of gluten free and nut free biscuit and cookie products.


Not a Trace are gluten free and nut free food manufacturers operating from a purpose built, state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne. With a brand-new 4000m² factory and a completely gluten free and nut free supply chain, Not a Trace are the largest totally gluten free and nut free manufacturing site in the Southern Hemisphere. With more than 30 years’ experience in free-from manufacturing, Not a Trace are your partners for contract manufacturing and health food innovation.

Privately owned and operated, customers benefit from dealing with the business founders and the depth and breadth of experience they bring. With detailed knowledge of nutrition, special dietary requirements and retail food trends, Not a Trace partners with major national retailers, emerging brands and entrepreneurs to bring to market health food products of the highest quality and with an unfaltering focus on delivering an end product that tastes excellent.

At Not a Trace, free-from manufacturing means delivering the safest products in the market with completely gluten free and nut free production – no shared lines. Free-from also means we take out the necessary allergens but put an emphasis on retaining the richness of flavour our customers expect and deserve. Where gluten free was once niche, it is now common and crossing into mainstream – meaning there is absolutely no excuse for a poor-quality gluten free offering. Our goal is to make biscuits that will cater to the whole family.


Not a Trace is family owned Australian business with over 30 years of experience in gluten free manufacturing and an expert knowledge of nutrition and special dietary foods.

In 1985, as public awareness of the growing number of people with food allergies, intolerances and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity was increasing, not only were there insufficient special dietary products on the market, but availability was limited to independent health food stores. Barb O’Brien (founding director) saw an enormous opportunity to meet this emerging health issue with the first, truly dedicated range of free from foods. This insight lead to the creation of the Freedom Foods brand.

Quickly becoming the health food market leader as a trusted one-stop shop for gluten free alternatives, Freedom Foods research and innovation resulted in the development of more than 80 products, consisting of biscuits, cereals, bakery mixes, nutritional snacks, frozen meals, savoury snacks and spreads suitable for people with multiple allergies. Barb’s passion and dogged determination to see these products become easily accessible within mainstream retailers, landed the Freedom Foods range both on shelf and as pioneers of today’s health food aisle.

Following the sale of Freedom Foods, Barb joined forces with her family in 2009 to custom build the first large scale, totally dedicated nut free and gluten free biscuit manufacturing facility in Australia. Not a Trace supply all the leading supermarkets with both branded and private label products. Taste, quality and safety drive us to make the best gluten free and nut free biscuits in the market that your whole family will enjoy.

The largest totally gluten free & nut free biscuit manufacturing site in the Southern Hemisphere