I am making the rounds contacting mainstream companies regarding the gluten-free status of common foods, spices, etc. and I just got an email regarding the gluten-free status of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.
Dear Ms. Kelly:
Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate your interest in our Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and welcome the opportunity to be of assistance to you.
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt is gluten free.
We recognize that gluten is the common name for proteins in specific cereal grains that are harmful to persons with Celiac Disease. These proteins are found in all forms of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn, and faro), and related grains, rye, barley, and triticale. When gluten or wheat is present as an ingredient, Lawry’s will declare it in the ingredient statement.
Lawry’s uses “Plain English” allergen labeling to communicate our product ingredients to our consumers. Gluten is listed as “wheat” in our ingredient statements. This labeling policy adheres to the FDA regulations that were implemented as of January 1, 2006.
Because we are constantly improving our products, we do not offer a list of our products that do not currently contain glutens. We encourage you to read the ingredient statement on your package at the time of purchase to ensure accurate, up to date information.
If we can be of further assistance, please call us at 1-800-952-9797, Monday through Friday, 9:30AM to 5PM Eastern Time. If you wish to respond to this note by e-mail, please include your name and e-mail address.
We hope to have the continued pleasure of serving you.
Consumer Affairs Specialist
Ref # 1293224
I personally do not use Lawry’s anymore, because I only really used it for my Dill Dip Recipe (it is funny reading that post from when I was at Blogger and only 6 weeks into blogging… and before I saw Food, Inc.! Oscar Mayer hot dogs are no longer “typical” toddler fare at our house). It can take years for me to go through a container of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt so I have been making my own using this recipe I found on Recipezaar.