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Can anyone tell me why our kids cannot have processed lunchmeats. I have been reading labels and cannot find a reason why she cannot have them inlcuding bologna, hard salami etc... please help as she misses these things.

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I've found most packaged lunch meats to be safe. I'm not quite sure why they got a bad rap. We buy Oscar Mayer bologna and have no problems. We normal get Hormel Natural Selections lunch meats because they don't have nitrates/nitrites, but that has nothing to do with gluten.

Most deli-cut meats we avoid because of the potential for cross contamination in the actual deli.

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I've found from lots of label reading that most are safe. Boars Head is good and gluten free. Just be careful of cc from the slicer. If you bat your eyelashes, they will clean it for you, or just go first thing in the am when they're clean.

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Can anyone tell me why our kids cannot have processed lunchmeats. I have been reading labels and cannot find a reason why she cannot have them inlcuding bologna, hard salami etc... please help as she misses these things.

Why did you think your kids can't have these? I know of almost no lunchmeats that have gluten.

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Why did you think your kids can't have these? I know of almost no lunchmeats that have gluten.

richard

Beward most processed meats contain gluten. it is a processing agent. Ask Deli counter person for Gluten free meats. They are out there. Like Boars head. Stuff is everywhere. Look at most peperoni sticks that actually contain milk products and no one would ever know

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Beward most processed meats contain gluten. it is a processing agent. Ask Deli counter person for Gluten free meats. They are out there. Like Boars head. Stuff is everywhere. Look at most peperoni sticks that actually contain milk products and no one would ever know

I'm sorry, but this is just untrue in the U.S. Virtually no processed meat has gluten. Oscar Meyer, Hillshire Farm, Boar's Head, Kroger, Buddig. All either safe or will clearly list gluten. I can't name a hot dog or a salami or pepperoni that has gluten.

If you know otherwise, please provide a list of the processed meats that absolutely have gluten.

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Beward most processed meats contain gluten. it is a processing agent. Ask Deli counter person for Gluten free meats. They are out there. Like Boars head. Stuff is everywhere. Look at most peperoni sticks that actually contain milk products and no one would ever know

Also, in the U.S. if ANY food contains milk, including pepperoni sticks, it has to be clearly listed. Just read the ingredients.

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I'm not a parent so I haven't checked this board before, but now I'm glad I did. I was told to watch out for the preservatives and fillers in lunch meats, especially salami, bologna, corned beef and hot dogs. I'm new to the gluten-free diet so I've been playing it pretty safe and am especially careful of bologna since my mom refuses to talk about what she saw when she toured a plant years ago (she still eats it, but will spit it out if anyone reminds her of that tour).

I'm glad to hear that most brands of lunch meat are safe... I found some gluten-free crackers that would be great with some Buddig beef.

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I think there was a time before the era of better labeling where lunch meats could be of concern. I honestly don't think I have ever seen gluten in a lunch meat (meatballs or speciality sausage perhaps), but never in lunch meat.

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I'm sorry, but this is just untrue in the U.S. Virtually no processed meat has gluten. Oscar Meyer, Hillshire Farm, Boar's Head, Kroger, Buddig. All either safe or will clearly list gluten. I can't name a hot dog or a salami or pepperoni that has gluten.

If you know otherwise, please provide a list of the processed meats that absolutely have gluten.

richard

A couple years back one of the varieties of Nathan's hot dogs contained wheat. It was clearly listed on the label. I haven't check recently so don't know what the current status is.

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A couple years back one of the varieties of Nathan's hot dogs contained wheat. It was clearly listed on the label. I haven't check recently so don't know what the current status is.

I think Nathan's still have gluten..I checked a few months ago.

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It was discussed here recently that Nathan's have changed their ingredients and current production is gluten-free. Old product could still be around--read the label. We are not aware of any hot dog in the US that currently contains gluten.

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If you know otherwise, please provide a list of the processed meats that absolutely have gluten.

richard

I was told at a Family Fare(Spartan store) that the Spartan brand deli meat contained gluten when I asked. All they had available at the counter was Kreschmar brand deli meat beside the Spartan and most of those are gluten free I found out according to the deli lady, course I paid $7 lb for that meat but it is delicious!

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Thanks to all your replies. I remember reading this a while back we started this almost 2 yrs ago now and she had totally stopped eating and was on a feeding tube and is just starting to eat again. I have went either early in the day or late at night and they are not happy about using a clean machine but will do it once I explain the circumstance. She was so happy at lunch today to eat salami and cheese and crackers again.

Thanks again

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I think Nathan's still have gluten..I checked a few months ago.

Peter is right. Nathan's took the wheat out of their hot dogs months ago.

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Peter is right. Nathan's took the wheat out of their hot dogs months ago.

richard

Nice. It musta been an old batch. I think it was right around Halloween when I found some decent gluten-free hot dog buns and remember checking out Nathans and seeing wheat. We went to Aruba shortly after that and for some reason Nathans is the popular hot dog down there and those dogs all had wheat, too. (As a side note, Aruba is one of the best places on the whole planet to eat gluten free, other than the Nathans discovery. There's even a joint where you can get gluten-free dutch pancakes. YUM!).

It's nice to know, though, since I can buy outrageous amounts of Nathans at Costco.

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I just finished a package of Nathans! Yummy.

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Also, in the U.S. if ANY food contains milk, including pepperoni sticks, it has to be clearly listed. Just read the ingredients.

Most pepperoni contains stater culture which is milk product and does not state contains milke product.

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I'm sorry, but this is just untrue in the U.S. Virtually no processed meat has gluten. Oscar Meyer, Hillshire Farm, Boar's Head, Kroger, Buddig. All either safe or will clearly list gluten. I can't name a hot dog or a salami or pepperoni that has gluten.

If you know otherwise, please provide a list of the processed meats that absolutely have gluten.

richard

Richard, I am not trying to argue with you. Gluten and Milk products are in most procssed deli meats. Especially milk. Dietz and Watson is only meat in my Shaws or Hannafords that actually states GLUTEN Free(sure their are many more). If all meats were gluten free or dairy free why does one mfg make claim this and no one else seems to. Also I looked at about ten packages of Nathans Polish Kelbasa(sp) and all contained wheat as did two other MFG's. Milk is huge part of processed meat I had no idea gluten had any business in MEat lol but it does. My mother has had this disease for 30 years and went through all these issues as well. I am sure things have changed with some mfg's but saying it is untrue is only misleading people on this site. I suggest we look at as questions as you mentioned but just beware it is in SOME meats

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Richard, I am not trying to argue with you. Gluten and Milk products are in most procssed deli meats. Especially milk. Dietz and Watson is only meat in my Shaws or Hannafords that actually states GLUTEN Free(sure their are many more). If all meats were gluten free or dairy free why does one mfg make claim this and no one else seems to. Also I looked at about ten packages of Nathans Polish Kelbasa(sp) and all contained wheat as did two other MFG's. Milk is huge part of processed meat I had no idea gluten had any business in MEat lol but it does. My mother has had this disease for 30 years and went through all these issues as well. I am sure things have changed with some mfg's but saying it is untrue is only misleading people on this site. I suggest we look at as questions as you mentioned but just beware it is in SOME meats

Reading this, I'm a bit confused. I agree we need to read the ingredients because some mfgs put in ingredients others don't. Are you saying milk has gluten? It doesn't. Maybe milk is your other issue besides gluten?

Also, I know years ago, when I was a kid, some hot dogs & processed meats did have fillers like wheat. My cousin 30 years ago had a wheat allergy.

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While it may be interesting to speculate on how things were decades ago, we live in the present. Under the FALCPA legislation, in effect for over four years now, both milk and wheat must be clearly disclosed on the label.

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Richard, I am not trying to argue with you. Gluten and Milk products are in most procssed deli meats. Especially milk. Dietz and Watson is only meat in my Shaws or Hannafords that actually states GLUTEN Free(sure their are many more). If all meats were gluten free or dairy free why does one mfg make claim this and no one else seems to. Also I looked at about ten packages of Nathans Polish Kelbasa(sp) and all contained wheat as did two other MFG's. Milk is huge part of processed meat I had no idea gluten had any business in MEat lol but it does. My mother has had this disease for 30 years and went through all these issues as well. I am sure things have changed with some mfg's but saying it is untrue is only misleading people on this site. I suggest we look at as questions as you mentioned but just beware it is in SOME meats

I don't mean to argue either, but times are VERY different from years ago. I am misleading no one. Virtually all processed meats are gluten-free. Call the company to verify.

Boar's Head clearly states that ALL of its products are gluten-free, including all meats. Buddig clearly states that ALL of its lunch meats are gluten-free. Hillshire Farm has said in the past that all of its lunch meats are gluten-free, although I haven't quizzed them lately. It has one sausage that has beer. Kraft CLEARLY lists gluten of any kind, so with Oscar Meyer, all you do is read the ingredients. Kroger has said in the past that all of its lunch meats are gluten-free. No one on this list knows of any hot dog in the U.S. that contains gluten.

As for the pepperoni and milk, I see that Hormel lists lactic acid starter culture among it ingredients, but I also see that it doesn't qualify as milk for allergen purposes in that product, probably because it's started from something other than milk.

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While it may be interesting to speculate on how things were decades ago, we live in the present. Under the FALCPA legislation, in effect for over four years now, both milk and wheat must be clearly disclosed on the label.

wheat must be listed, but not gluten.

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wheat must be listed, but not gluten.

If you know of a meat product that contains hidden rye or barley, please tell us the name of the product, and the source of your information. The collective members here have never identified one. There are some sausages with beer, but in every case that I am aware of it is clearly labeled.

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I actually called the Kraft food company and asked about Gluten in their luch meat and they said there was none.

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