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Gluten Free Turkey List

I thought I would provide you all with a gluten free turkey list, as it is that time of year again, and the question about which turkeys are gluten free are starting to arise. Ensure you read all of the labels on products you use this holiday season for your gluten free recipes, as ingredients change often. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

2014 – Always check with the manufacturer whether any solution that the turkey is injected with does not include gluten. They usually use broth which may contain gluten.

I have not updated this list lately; however, I make notes when people update me. It’s a good place to start and then you can visit the manufacturer’s site or call them.

Popular Brand, Gluten Free Turkey List

  • Butterball (The new gravy packets have been reformulated to eliminate gluten, but check labels to ensure the item is the latest. It will be clearly marked. (2013)
  • Foster Farms
  • HoneyBaked
  • Honeysuckle White (free of MSG)
  • JennieO
  • Norbest (also soy-free)
  • Perdue
  • Plainville Farms (some are gluten-free – 1-800-724-0206) All are free of antobiotics, MSG, nitrates and other additives.
  • Shady Brook Farms (fee of MSG)
  • Wellshire Farms (tested at under 10ppm (parts per million)

Organic, Free Range, Gluten Free Turkey List

  • Mary’s
  • Shelton’s

Kosher, Gluten Free Turkey List

  • Aaron’s Gourmet
  • Empire Kosher (Kosher for Passover)

Grocery Store Hams 

Raley’s – Fire Glazed and Boubon Maple Glazed are not gluten-free, but Butterball and Diestel are gluten-free.

Safeway/Von’s – All of the brands they carry are not necessarily gluten-free. It will vary by store. My nearest store is in Oakhurst, California. I called them too late as the only thing they had left that was gluten free was a Honey Suckle Turkey Breast (2014). Thank goodness I am not cooking this Thursday.

Diestel – Per a reader, she contacted Distel on 11/25/2013, and all of their turkeys are gluten free.

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  1. Do you know if Giant brand turkeys are gluten free? I have never really thought about whether or not poultry was gluten free but, since my daughter is allergic to wheat, I guess I had better start thinking that way. We just have always bought store brand chicken and never given it any thought. Last year I bought the Walmart cheapie but do not know the brand. This year I spent enough at Giant to earn a free store brand turkey.

  2. I would like to know if you are familiar with dermatitis herpes formitis? I have been told I have a gluten allergy but no one has confirmed it. I have been trying to eat gluten-free for almost a year now. I have noticed a change in my skin but I am told it may take up to three years. I was wondering if you can assist me on this topic? I have had digestion problems over the years but feel much better after giving up bread etc.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Mae,

      I do not know much about dermatitis herpetiformis, other than the fact it is associated with celiac disease. I am not a medical professional or even nutritionist. Have you seen a doctor about it? Dr. Vikki Petersen contributes an article once a month on this blog. I’ll contact her and see what her views are on this subject. Her article is usually posted on the third Friday of each month. Perhaps she can write her next article on this subject. Hang in there!


  3. I just found your web site via Prairies Oat Flour site! I’m in love with your site!!!! Thank you so much! I’m sure I’ll be cooking a bunch of your recipes soon.

    Question: To your knowledge is this list still good for this this year? I will be traveling for Thanksgiving this year and want to let my host (my brother) have the best information available. Thank you.

    1. Hi Julia,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Glad you found your way here, and that you enjoy my site. I haven’t updated the turkey list since I posted it. I hope to get to this one and the ham list prior to the holidays, but cannot guarantee. It’s always best to contact the manufacturer, as ingredients change so often.

      Have a great day!


  4. hello, i just read my turkey has been injected with 8% of solution and i was wondering if you ever heard back from safeway/vons.

    1. Rose,

      I was given Safeway/Von’s corporate phone number and because I am carrying or my terminally ill father, I never got to it, but just called them about ham and turkey. Their Corporate Brands Department stated that all of their turkeys are gluten-free. I’m now working on a gluten-free ham list. Stay tuned in!

      Happy holidays!

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