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.