Do I need to worry about spices and seasonings containing gluten? This is a question I get asked often. Individual herbs and spices typically are gluten free, however, there has been talk that some manufacturers add flour to stretch out the spices and also concerns of cross-contamination.
Since the last time I updated this list (about a year ago), there have been SO many changes! Last time I created this list for you many of the companies provided me with specific spices that were gluten free… well… this time that was NOT the case! As you will see below, most companies provided me with a statement rather than a list.
As always, proceed with caution and follow your gut (literally and figuratively!)
The parent company for Durkee is B&G Foods, Inc and the statement they provided me regarding gluten free products is:
“We have not analyzed our Durkee products for gluten content and it is possible the ingredients in these products may have come into contact with gluten-containing products prior to manufacturing. Moreover, the product may be manufactured on the same lines as products that contain gluten.
We recommend that you always check the label on a specific product for the most current and accurate ingredient statement, nutritional information and gluten free status. Recipes and ingredients affecting nutritional information and gluten free status may change periodically. When looking for gluten-free products, please look for the gluten-free statement or third-party certification on the packaging.”
According to their website:
“While spices and herbs are naturally gluten-free, we do not test for gluten in all products, only those certified gluten-free (by GFCO) under the Simply Organic brand. We don’t make gluten-free claims for any other products because even tiny amounts of gluten can be a problem, and these may be present in our facility or the facilities of our suppliers.”
I’ve seen many people test single spices from Simply Organic with the Nima Sensor and they came back as “gluten found”. Although the Nima isn’t a guarantee, I would recommend proceeding with caution with these spices and herbs unless they’re certified gluten free.
According to their website:
“Most of our products do not contain gluten. Products and ingredients made from grass-related grains containing gluten — notably wheat, rye, and barley—will be clearly listed in the ingredient statement on the package label per new FDA guidelines. If the product does not contain wheat, rye, or barley, it probably does not contain gluten. Only products that have been verified to be gluten free will have a “Gluten Free” statement. However, not all products that are gluten free will have this statement while we are in the process of updating our labels.”
In addition, they provide a statement regarding cross-contamination: “We have a program in place to support the use of the “Gluten Free” statement. Products listed as “Gluten Free” undergo scheduled testing. All suppliers provide assurance that there are no ingredients that contain or are derived from gluten-containing grains. Our products are manufactured in facilities with stringent allergen control programs to prevent cross-contamination.”
According to their website:
“McCormick® will always declare gluten ingredients on our label in the ingredients statement. Gluten is listed as “wheat”, “barley”, “rye”, “oats”, “spelt”, “triticale”, “kamut” or any protein containing part thereof and hybridized strains of these grains in our ingredient statements. This labeling policy adheres to the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA).
Gluten will never be hidden under the notations of “spices” or “natural flavors”. If no ingredient statement appears on the product label, then the product is as it appears in the product name (e.g. black pepper). All our retail Extracts and Food Colors are formulated without gluten.
Our McCormick facilities have allergen, sanitation, and hygiene programs in place. Our employees follow good manufacturing practices and are trained in the importance of correct labeling and the necessity of performing thorough equipment clean-up and change over procedures to minimize cross-contact of ingredients.
Because we are constantly improving our products, we do not offer a list of our products that do not currently contain glutens. We encourage you to read the ingredient statement on your package at the time of purchase to ensure accurate, up to date information. If any product has a Gluten Free claim, the product and the manufacturing line has been validated Gluten Free.”
Since McCormick is the parent company for Lawry’s, they have the same statement regarding gluten. Please see their statement for McCormick.
On their website, they state:
“The majority of Litehouse products are naturally gluten free, and are designated as such on the products pages, and the packaging.”
And they provide a list of the following spices:
- Instantly Fresh Basil
- Instantly Fresh Chives
- Instantly Fresh Cilantro
- Instantly Fresh Dill
- Instantly Fresh Garlic
- Instantly Fresh Ginger
- Instantly Fresh Guacamole Herb Blend
- Instantly Fresh Italian Herb Blend
- Instantly Fresh Lemongrass
- Instantly Fresh Mint
- Instantly Fresh Oregano
- Instantly Fresh Parsley
- Instantly Fresh Poultry Herb Blend
- Instantly Fresh Red Onion
- Instantly Fresh Sage
- Instantly Fresh Salad Herb Blend
- Instantly Fresh Spring Onion
- Instantly Fresh Thyme
According to their website:
“Every product we make is completely gluten-free. This includes our sauces, marinades and spice rubs. We are certified through www.gfco.org.”
According to their website:
“We use a dedicated, gluten-free facility and our products are certified gluten-free by the GIG. Our spices not only contain no gluten but also never come into contact with any other ingredients that do. Now that’s peace of mind.”
B&G Foods, Inc is the parent company for Tone’s, so they provided me with the same statement. Please see their statement for Durkee.
B&G Foods, Inc is the parent company for Spice Island, so they provided me with the same statement. Please see their statement for Durkee.
B&G Foods, Inc is the parent company for Weber, so they provided me with the same statement. Please see their statement for Durkee.
B&G Foods, Inc is the parent company for Mrs.Dash, so they provided me with the same statement. Please see their statement for Durkee.
A representative for the company emailed me a list of their Gluten free products:
- All-Purpose Iodized Sea Salt
- All-Purpose Natural Sea Salt
- Canning & Pickling Salt
- Coarse Kosher Salt
- Garlic Sea Salt
- Grinder: Black Pepper
- Grinder: Extra Coarse Sea Salt
- Grinder: Roasted Garlic and Sea Salt
- Extra Coarse Sea Salt Refill
- Iodized Salt & Pepper Shakers
- Iodized Table Salt
- Lite Salt™ Mixture
- Nature’s Seasons® Seasoning Blend
- Nature’s Seasons® Seasoning Blend 25% Less Sodium
- Sea Salt Rub – Italian Roasted Garlic
- Sea Salt Rub – Cracked Peppercorn and Herb
- Sea Salt Rub – Southwest BBQ
- Season-All® Seasoned Salt – Original
- Season-All® Seasoned Salt – 25% Less Sodium
- Season-All® Seasoned Salt – Garlic
- Season-All® Seasoned Salt – Pepper
- Season-All® Seasoned Salt – Spicy
- Plain Table Salt
- Popcorn Salt
- Salt Balance™
- Salt Substitute
- Sausage & Meat Loaf Seasoning (discontinued 2016)
- Sea Salt (Fine and Coarse)
- Smoke Flavored Sugar Cure® (discontinued 2016)
- Sugar Cure® (Plain) (discontinued 2016)
- Tender Quick®
If you are unsure of a product, please contact the company directly!
Happy Cooking! 🙂
*This list is for the US. If you’re in another country, please contact the manufacturer first.
**This list was last updated on 12/17
I hope someone from a gluten company pays you for all the information you put out here! You do such a good job at informing others
Ha! I hope… wish so too! 🙂 Thanks for thinking that!
I ditto her sentiment!! Thank you!
Just A Little Spice has a line of spice that are organic and all tested to be sure there is not cross contamination with gluten. http://www.justalittlespice.com
I’m not familiar with that brand, thanks for letting me know! I will for sure check it out and add them to my list!
Thank you for the link. However, why do they have an asterisk next to Gluten Free*? Does that mean not all their spices are Gluten Free?
All the bottles spices are gluten free. The dips on the website are not.
Such a great list! It’s always so tricky knowing what’s gluten free and what’s not! I remember one of the weirdest “I can’t believe it has gluten” finds was sea salt! I was at a restaurant and about to put salt on my food when I saw “may contain gluten” on the side. Thank goodness they’d left it in the brand’s container and not put it in something else, haha!
Sea salt?! Wow I would have never thought! Yeah, you’re lucky they left it in the container! Good lesson to learn that we can never put our guard down!
I was told that I could not have Anything with with Garlic or Onion?????
Because of your celiac?? I have never heard that! What was the reasoning behind that?
Thank you so much for this help site. I use a lot of spices and have a shelf full of Tones from before B&G purchased them. I didn’t realized they had been taken over and bought the pink salt, still unopened, I will return it.
Kroger’s site says their various brand single spices are GF and they are reasonably priced.
Some other spices I have are Badia and Fiesta. When I bought them they were GF, but I’m afraid to buy without researching because they may change their facility, be bought by another company…. so frustrating for Celiacs.
Again, thank you. You did a great job with this list.
Thank you so much for creating this site, especial those of us with Celiac. You are a treasure.
I have many Tones spices purchased before B&G acquired them and when I went to verify a new product, pink salt, I found out they were no longer GF.
I have some Badia, Fiesta and Kroger GF spices and at the time of purchase, they all said they were GF.
Adams says they will disclose when their spices are not GF. It is frustrating to continually have to check.
Thanks again for this great list that I have copied to use in the supermarket.
Thank you so much for your kind words! I know, it’s very frustrating for me as well when trying to figure out if something is gluten free or if they’ve changed it. Someone recently suggested Badia to me and said they’re certified GF, but warned many contain MSG. I will look into those!
Thanks again and Happy New Year!!
Thank you so much for including Spicely Organics to your list. We are a direct importer of spice and herbs and we make sure to only buy and package Organic, Gluten-Free Spices and herbs. When we say “Gluten Free” we mean it. Our products are tested, certified and packed in a dedicated gluten free facility. Peace of mind never tasted so good.”
Download our allergen statement at
Spicely Organics is the brand I trust and is what is in my spice cabinet!
Tony Chachere Says it may contain wheat and I called the one 800-number on the back and they said there’s no gluten and no MSG. What do you think about this company do you believe that is gluten-free?
I haven’t used this particular brand, so I’m not very familiar with it. Does it say “may contain wheat” on the label? If so, I personally wouldn’t be comfortable using it.
I have not been diagnosed with celiacs disease but seem to react to gluten. I am going gluten free, now. I was gluten free several years and regret going back on gluten. I have wondered in the past why I reacted so strongly, everytime to Tonys. My brother and dad won’t stop using it even though they know it makes me sick.
Hi everyone, I am so happy to find this list. Recently discovered that something makes me sick and finally figured out it was the cayenne pepper that I use in my soups. Did not think spices are non gluten free. I am planning to order gluten free spices and herbs but Spicely Organic ships only in the US. Am I right? Cannot select Ireland…:(
Hi Lilla, I recommend you contact the company directly!
Spice Island used to be very good about keeping gluten-free and preventing cross contamination. BUT were bought out in Nov 2016. Just called 6-26-2018 and they say single spices should be OK, should be GF, then are GF,
I am staying with McCormick. They show they care about safety.
First thank you for your research and nice list. Second, I’d like to comment on a comment. Be careful thinking a company cares about your safety. McCormick isn’t certified gluten free. I’ve been a faithful McCormick spice user for the past 5 years. That’s going to change after finding I’ve been reacting to the their chili powder that I recently purchased this past month. Nima tested positive. And I’m not the only one. Multiple individuals have have been reporting the same results on Nina tested site.
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I use Club House Organics line. They are not labelled as specifically GF , but as a single ingredient. I guess it depaneds on your level of sensitivity