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!
Since we are officially in summer 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/sausages.
As always, if you have celiac disease, please read labels first and if you’re unsure call the manufacturer.
Aidells: “The only Aidells product with gluten are Teriyaki 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.”
- Applegate Naturals®Beef Hot Dog
- Applegate Naturals®Beer Bratwurst
- Applegate Naturals®Bun Length Beef Hot Dog
- Applegate Naturals®Chicken & Cheddar Sausage
- Applegate Naturals®Gluten Free Beef Corn Dogs
- Applegate Naturals®Jalapeño & Cheddar Sausage
- Applegate Naturals®Peach Jerk Sausage
- Applegate Naturals®Stadium Beef & Pork Hot Dog
- Applegate Naturals®Turkey Hot Dog
- Applegate Organics®Andouille Sausage
- Applegate Organics® Chicken & Apple Sausage
- Applegate Organics® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sausage
- Applegate Organics® Spinach & Feta Sausage
- Applegate Organics® Sweet Italian Sausage
- Applegate Organics®The Great Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog™ brand
- Applegate Organics®The Great Organic Uncured Chicken Hot Dog™ brand
- Applegate Organics®The Great Organic Uncured Turkey Hot Dog™ brand
Ball Park: Tyson, the parent company states: “We provide explicit certification on packages of products genuinely gluten free. If no statement is given, we cannot certify as gluten-free, although at times ingredients within may not be considered gluten. For your personal safety, we advise consuming those with the gluten-free statement provided.”
Bar S: According to the company, “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, hummus and condiments, as well as Hans Jurgen®Pickles, are Gluten Free. We always recommend reading product labels to check for any specific allergen concerns. Also, be sure to read the labels on any store prepared entrées or salads as these may have ingredients that contain gluten.”
Dietz & Watson: All their products are gluten free, with exception to the Scrapple and Bockwurst. The company is also certified gluten-free by the Celiac Sprue Association.
Hebrew National: Conagra is the parent brand and they state: “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.” Therefore, it’s important you read the labels and look for “gluten free”. They also note on their website: “Our product labels list common allergens, such as wheat, for those allergic to wheat 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)
Kunzler: According to the company “all products are gluten free, with the exception of the scrapple.”
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: The parent company, Kraft, states on their website: “Please note our products are produced and labeled in compliance with the FDA. When labeling products, we consider – and label for – all possible sources of the 8 major allergens recognized by the FDA. These are eggs, fish, crustacean, shellfish, milk, peanuts, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Kraft Heinz also labels for additional allergens or substances of interest including celery, mustard, lupin, mollusks, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, cottonseed, all sources of gluten, and sulfites in levels over 10 ppm. If any of these substances are added to the product, they will be listed in the Ingredient Statement.”
Happy grilling, friends!!
*This list is for the US. If you’re in another country, please contact the manufacturer first.
** This list was updated 6/18