The great turkey list
THIS PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR ’10. PLEASE SEE http://www.harriswholehealth.com/1233/turkey
Gluten free turkeys and other main holiday meals
Here’s a list of information from many major brands of turkey. Fresh, plain turkeys that are not stuffed are naturally gluten free, too. This list was last updated Dec 19th, 2007. Please let me know if there are any broken links!
Shipped Kosher turkey, goose, duck, etc. WITH GF stuffings (buckwheat, quinoa or rice). Pricey, but wow!
Here’s their product list.
Butterball representatives said they do not have a list of their gluten free products and that consumers must call individually. Per the representative, fresh turkeys are GF, frozen turkeys may contain problematic ingredients. After 4 attempts in October 2007, I was not able to receive information in writing. However, per the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness website, Butterball is listed as GF with additional information: “Butterball—no pre-stuffed Turkey. Also, do not use the package of gravy mix that comes with the turkey.”
Butcher’s Cut (Safeway Brand)
Spiral Sliced Ham is GF (glaze packet is not gluten free) (per Safeway Gluten Free product listing, received October 2007)
“To my knowledge the only item that I sell that has gluten are the crackers that are in the picnic basket. Other then that all other items are gluten free.” via email, October 2007
Empire Kosher Poultry
Listing of all GF Products
Esskay and Mash Hams
“The only products that have gluten are our Bar BQ loaf and Peppered Corned Beef in the deli. All our other products are gluten free.” Via email, November 2007.
The Honey Baked Ham office in Georgia reports that as of November 1st, 2007, their glaze is made without any gluten. However, the website still states that their products contain gluten. According to HBH staff, they are not updating the website yet because some frozen hams on shelves do still contain gluten from before the switch. Numerous places also report that only some branches of HBH are GF, so please proceed with caution!!!(updated January 5th, 2008)
Honeysuckle White has a list of products that DO have gluten here. All other products are GF, according to the manufacturer.
List includes turkey products and ham, too.
Listing of all GF products
Manor House (Safeway brand)
Confirmed via phone call to Safeway October 2007. Also on the Safeway GF product listing (Frozen enhanced turkey)
Listing of all GF products.
“All of our Pilgrim’s Pride turkey products are gluten-free.” Confirmed via email in October 2007
“All of our products are gluten free except our dressing and gravy. ” Confirmed via email in October 2007
New listing of products that are NOT GF (all others are GF)
Smithfield Farm gluten free and allergy information
Confirmed via email October 2007
Holiday “roast” products DO contain gluten
Info on gluten and many other allergens for turkeys, hams and other products, too.
* Disclaimer: This information is based on websites, email and telephone correspondence and is intended for informational purposes only and not as medical advice. Harris Whole Health is not responsible for any changes in ingredient lists, and always recommends double checking all labels.*
Harris Whole Health offers individual sessions, family sessions and classes in Alexandria, VA to help people eat healthier and feel better! Whether you are dealing with Celiac Disease, food allergies, picky eaters, chronic illness, or if you just want to improve your diet, Cheryl can help you achieve your goals. For an appointment with Cheryl Harris, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, click here or call 571-271-8742.