Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It is Hamburger & Hot Dog Season!

It can not be summer without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Being gluten-free shouldn’t stop you from enjoying them. If you are invited to a party that is doing some grilling you can bring your own hot dogs or hamburgers and wrap them in foil. By wrapping them in foil you can prevent cross contamination and enjoy the grill taste.

What hot dog brands are Gluten-Free?

Applegate Farm has many different types of hotdogs. According to the company their organic beef, chicken, turkey and pork are considered GF to at least 20ppm, and no gluten is used in the faculty where they are produced. Contact Applegate Farms at 866-587-5858 for any questions.

Ball Park’s hot dogs are gluten free. The company stated that their hot dogs’ labels will reflect the ingredients in the products. You can contact Ball Park with further questions at 800-925-3326

Dietz & Watson products are GF (avoid the scrapple and the bockwurst) The company is certified GF by the Celiac Sprue Association meaning their products contain fewer then 5 parts per million of gluten. The company’s contact number is 215-831-9000.

Gwaltney a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, doesn’t contain gluten ingredients in their hot dogs. Their phone number is 855-411-7675.

Kunzler’s hot dogs, according to the company, is naturally GF ingredients and are made in a separate GF room. Contact them at 888-586-9537 with further questions.

Nathan’s Famous’ hot dogs are gluten free to at least 20ppm. The company stated that their hot dogs are produced them in a GF facility. Contact them at 800-925-3663 for any questions.

Organic Valley’s hot dogs are GF. The company did say that the packaging of some of its meat products might contain corn gluten, so contact them for further information if you are sensitive to corn. 888-444-6455.

Oscar Mayer is part of Kraft Company. They follow the Kraft policy of disclosing any gluten containing ingredients on their product’s label, so GF consumers going to buy any Oscar Mayer’s hot dogs should read the label. You can also contact the company at 877-535-5666 for further question.

Sabrett hot dogs are certified GF by the GF Certification Organization (GFCO), this means they contain less than 10ppm of gluten. Sabrett’s contact information 800-772-7388

Wellshire Farm’s hot dogs are certified by the GFCO. The company strives very hard to avoid any cross contamination. Their contact is 877-467-2331.

Now you have the GF hot dogs & Hamburgers. The next step is the bun.

Here are some company’s that have GF Hot Dogs & Hamburgers:

Katz GF Hamburger & Hot Dog Buns:

They offer a package of 4 hamburger buns and hot dog buns. Their ingredient contains rice, tapioca, corn, arrowroot, potato, soy, eggs and yeast. All of their products are produced in a dedicated GF, dairy-free and tree nut-free facility, and are certified GF by CFCO.

Kinnikinnick Foods Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns:

A favorite of mine. It comes in a package of 4. They are dairy-free and soy-free. Their ingredients are based on tapioca and white rice. They contain eggs, corn and yeast, pea protein. Their products are produced in a gluten-, dairy, and nut free facility.

Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery Hamburger and Hot Dog Rolls:

They have produced multigrain hamburger and hot dog buns. They contain eggs, corn, yeast, rice, potato, sorghum, flax seed and millet. They contain 4 in a package. They are certified by the GF Certification Organization.

Three Bakers Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns:

They come in a package of 4. Their ingredients are brown rice flour, corn starch, tapioca starch, eggs, potato flour and yeast. They contain no soy or dairy. They are certified through GFCO.

Udi’s GF Hamburger & Hot Dog Buns;

These are my favorite. There are 3 different cookout-ready buns: 1. Classic hamburger buns 2. Classic hot dog buns. 2. Whole-Grain hamburger buns. Their ingredients are tapioca, brown rice, eggs, corn, yeast, potatoes and sugarcane. The whole grain buns have teff and flax seed. They are free of dairy and soy. Hamburger bun packages contain 4 and hot dog packages come with 6. They are certified by GFCO and both hamburger and hot dog buns are certified Kosher.

Glutino Bagels work great for hamburger buns:

They have different flavor bagels that work great for buns.

Premium Plain Bagels (contain soy, milk, eggs and traces of sesame), Premium Sesame Bagels(contain soy, milk, eggs, and sesame), Multi Grain Bagels, (contain soy, milk, eggs, sesame seeds), Premium Poppy Seed Bagels: (contains traces of sesame), The bagels ingredients are tapioca starch, corn starch, skim milk, soy margarine, egg whites, yeast, safflower oil . contains soy, milk and eggs and traces of sesame. Each package contain 5 bagels.

Last but not least there is ,
Ener-G Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns:

These buns are not my favorite. Don’t go by my taste because I have some friends that love them. There are two different kinds of hot dog buns. The Seattle-Style whole grain hamburger buns and Seattle-Style hot dog buns, which contain rice, tapioca, yeast, but are dairy free, casein-free, and nut-free. The hamburger & hot dog buns package contain 4.

*A tip I learned for GF hot dog buns is to not got them from the side but cut a “V” on the top. This helps it not fall apart so bad. Plus, it keeps the hotdog in better.

I hope this gives you some ideas to help make grilling during the summer a little easier.

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