Are hot dogs gluten free? This is a question I get asked a lot… probably one of the most in regards to specific product lists.
Unfortunately, sometimes wheat is an ingredient you will see on the back of a hotdog or sausage package. This is why reading labels is so important!
With this being Labor Day weekend, I imagine the grills will be fired up and hot dogs or sausages are in your future! I’ve put together a list of large brands that offer gluten free hot dogs. As always, if you have celiac disease, please read labels first and if you’re unsure call the manufacturer.
Aidells: “Aidells products with gluten are Teriyaki Meatballs and Sweet and Sour Meatballs. All other products are gluten free.”
Applegate Naturals: Hormel, the parent company states, “Although our products are labeled in compliance with government regulations, it is always necessary to read the labels on the products to determine if the food product meets your required needs.”
- Beef Hot Dog
- Beer Bratwurst
- Bun Length Beef Hot Dog
- Chicken & Cheddar Sausage
- Gluten Free Beef Corn Dogs
- Jalapeño & Cheddar Sausage
- Peach Jerk Sausage
- Stadium Beef & Pork Hot Dog
- Turkey Hot Dog
- Andouille Sausage
- Chicken & Apple Sausage
- Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sausage
- Spinach & Feta Sausage
- Sweet Italian Sausage
- The Great Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog™ brand
- The Great Organic Uncured Chicken Hot Dog™ brand
- The Great Organic Uncured Turkey Hot Dog™ brand
Bar S: “Most Bar-S products are gluten free with the exception of Bar-S corn dogs. Corn Dog products contain wheat flour.”
Boar’s Head: “All Boar’s Head Brand Meats, Cheeses and Condiments, as well as Hans Jurgen Pickles are Gluten Free.”
Dietz & Watson: All their hot dogs are gluten free and are certified gluten-free by the Celiac Sprue Association.
Hebrew National: “Our foods labeled as ‘gluten-free’ undergo rigorous ingredient and preparation review, along with testing to validate that claim. We start by reviewing the label and our recipe to determine which ones should not contain gluten and then talk to our ingredient suppliers. Next, we review our preparation and cleaning steps. Finally, we test the food to make sure it contains less than 20 ppm (parts per million) gluten.”
Hormel Natural Choice: “Although our products are labeled in compliance with government regulations, it is always necessary to read the labels on the products to determine if the food product meets your required needs.”
- Apple Gouda
- Jalapeño Cheddar
- Spinach Asiago
- Sriracha chicken
Jennie-O: Hormel, the parent company states, “Although our products are labeled in compliance with government regulations, it is always necessary to read the labels on the products to determine if the food product meets your required needs.”
- All Natural Turkey Sausage
- Lean Turkey Bratwurst
- Turkey Sausage (Lean Hot Italian, Lean Sweet Italian, Hot All Natural)
Nathan’s Famous: “All of the hot dogs sold in supermarkets and club stores are gluten free. They are clearly marked as such on the nutritional panel.”
Oscar Mayer: “Kraft Foods products are labeled with very specific ingredient information to help you make accurate and informed choices. If a Kraft Foods product has an ingredient that is a source of gluten, the specific grain will be listed in the ingredient statement, even when present in small amounts.
**This list is for the US. If you’re in another country, please contact the manufacturer first.
I hope you all enjoy your 3 day weekend and have a wonderful Labor Day!