As with all my shopping lists, these were current in Canada at the time of printing. PLEASE check your own preferred products’ manufacturing information.
Sausages, and Prepared Meats:
Be Careful with these!!!
- Butcher’s Choice (Loblaws) Maple Flavored breakfast sausage was g-free (is likely to change though)
- Top Dogs recipes keep changing, but sometimes the original recipe, regular size wieners are g-free.
- Grimme’s and Freybe’s produce gluten free products labeled as such
Use Caution: wieners, hot dogs, sausages, marinated meats, seasoned/smoked/cured meat
Chicken, Turkey, Pork, Beef, Salmon -
Most frozen meat products are naturally gluten-free. Stay away from the aisles of frozen prepared foods – ie: breaded fish sticks, breaded and stuffed cutlets, seasoned salmon steaks, etc.
- skinless boneless chicken breasts, individually quick-frozen
- pork tenderloin
- pork & beef roast
- pork ribs
- whole frying chicken
- beef steaks
- ground meats (NOT hamburger patties)
- salmon and frozen fish (not seasoned or packaged in any way)
- chicken legs back attached, unseasoned
Caution: Watch for ‘seasoned’ meat, marinades, sauces, creams, or other condiments in pre-seasoned meat, or prepared meat. These nearly always contain gluten.
Heinz, Campbells, and Kraft all claim to write every ingredient or risk of cross-contamination in clear language on their labels.
- Heinz’, or President’s Choice, or No Name brown beans in tomato sauce
- kidney beans, garbanzo beans, white beans
Caution: anything with teriyaki sauce, soy sauce or cream sauces are highly likely to be contaminated.
- light tuna packed in water
- cocktail shrimp pieces
Nuts & Tofu:
Caution: Seasoned nuts often contain gluten.
- No Name, Seasoned Dry Roasted Peanuts (UPC: 129217)
I have checked some dessert tofu, and it has been gluten free – so read the labels, and call the manufacturers.