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EMPLOYEE0ALL of our products are gluten free except for these ... Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Patties, Organic Chicken Strips, Natural Chicken Nuggets, Family Size Chicken Nuggets and Natural Homestyle Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders.
Saying that, we do offer gluten free chicken nuggets and gluten free chicken breast tenders!
What about the usual gluten suspects?
ALL of our bacon, dinner sausages, hot dogs, deli meat, traditional Italian, cheese, burgers and breakfast sausage are GFree. Plus, our Natural Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, Natural Southwestern-Style Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, and Natural Wheat-Free Beef Corn Dogs are GF too.
Every batch of Applegate gluten free chicken nuggets is verified to ensure that the product is below the stringent (isn't that a cool word?) proposed level of less than 20 parts-per-million (ppm) gluten.
The breading on Applegate Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets is made with a mixture of corn and rice flours, instead of the wheat flour used on our traditional chicken nuggets and strips, which contains gluten.
The gluten-free breading used on our GFree chicken nuggets is tested for gluten before entering our plant and is accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis. The final product is tested for gluten.
In a related topic, “casein” is the name given to a family of related phosphoprotein proteins. It has a molecular structure similar to gluten, and can be found in many cheeses.
All of our products are casein free, except our cheeses, chicken pot pie, and spinach and feta dinner sausage.
Dear Valued Employees at Applegate,
Thank you a at least a million times for making such delicious gluten free products. I receive info from Hungry Girl, who just emailed me today raving about how good your low-cal, Gluten Free Chicken products are. Since I follow Hungry Girl and am a Lifetime member of Weight Watchers, I'm always delighted to receive email from HG alerting me to new low-cal products, many of which are gluten free. I do purchase your Chicken Breakfast Sausages regularly, which are amazing and gluten free. This Celiac girl has a lot to smile about because of your interest in helping us enjoy deliciously, gluten free products from Applegate. Your explanation discussing which products are GF, how they are tested and how they are safely prepared, is awesome. I'm looking forward to purchasing more of your products. Again, my heartfelt "thanks" to a caring company. Sara
My celiac son loves your GF chicken nuggets. However, the packaging is almost identical to the regular chicken nuggets. Recently, my husband bought 2 boxes. The one in front was GF, the one right behind was not!! Today we fed those gluten-filled nuggets to our son. After he threw up, we double checked the packages and realized that they are almost exactly the same. We know it is our job to monitor the foods we give him, but changing the packaging(ie making one package a different color in addition to the GF stamp) would make our job easier. Thank you for listening to my concerns.
I agree totally with Kenny's mom of placing your gluten free products in packaging that is easily identified as gluten free to reduce the risk of consuming a (wheat) breaded or (wheat) floured food from your company. I've purchased gluten free chicken from another vender whose label is printed in black and red on the front of the carton and states clearly that the product is GLUTEN FREE in bold lettering. It's easy to spot in the freezer compartment, no mistaking it for their regular chicken products that comes in a box with blue lettering. Placing your gluten free foods in a container that is easily identified by a different color would be a safer alternative for Celiacs or those who are just wheat or just gluten intolerant. I feel badly for Kenny. I've been there myself when I've accidentally eaten gluten. I hope your company will seriously consider Alyson Seedy Campbell and my wish for different color packaging, with the product labeled GLUTEN FREE for all your gluten free foods. Thank You, Sara Brooks
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