An email response from Heinz

I call and email companies all the time about their products. I decided that it would be helpful to post some the responses that I get back on the blog. This way, hopefully, it will save you from having to call the company.

This is the email sent to me from Heinz, I hope it is helpful.

March 30, 2011
Dear Lavender,

Thank you for your interest in Heinz Products. We certainly understand how difficult it can be to find foods that meet the requirements of a restricted diet.

As you requested, the following is a listing of all of our products that do NOT have gluten containing ingredients. If the product you asked about is not on this list, then it may contain gluten containing ingredients.  Also, please note that recipes can change without notice.  Therefore, we recommend you always check the ingredient statement on the label.

HEINZ PRODUCTS:
Heinz BBQ Sauces  (Original, Chicken & Rib, Garlic, Honey Garlic Only)
Heinz Chili Sauce (All Varieties)
Heinz Cocktail Sauce (All Varieties)
Heinz Horseradish Sauce
Heinz Ketchup
Heinz Organic Ketchup
Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup
Heinz No-Sodium Added Ketchup
Heinz Hot Ketchup
Heinz Mustard  (All Varieties)
Heinz Pickles  (All Varieties)
Heinz Peppers  (All Varieties)
Heinz Relish  (All Varieties)
Heinz Sloppy Joe Sauce
Heinz Tartar Sauce
Heinz Traditional Steak Sauce
Heinz Worcestershire Sauce
Heinz Vegetarian Beans
Heinz Distilled White Vinegar
Heinz Red Wine Vinegar
Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar
Heinz Apple Cider Flavored Vinegar
Heinz Red Wine Vinegar
Heinz Garlic Wine Vinegar
Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauces  (Original #7, Honey Smokehouse, Hickory Brown Sugar, Spicy BBQ Only)
Jack Daniel’s EZ Marinader — Teriyaki, Garlic & Herb, Steakhouse
Jack Daniel’s Steak Sauce (Both Varieties)
Lea & Perrins White Wine Marinade
Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce (All Varieties)
Lea & Perrins Traditional Steak Sauce
TGI Fridays Salsa  (All Varieties)

CLASSICO PRODUCTS:
Classico Red Sauces  (All Varieties)
Classico Alfredo Sauces (All Varieties)
Classico Pesto Sauces  (All Varieties)
Classico Bruschetta (All Varieties)

ORE-IDA PRODUCTS:
UPC CODE:          PRODUCT NAME:
13120XXXXX-        ALL VARIETIES of Ore-Ida® Tater Tots®
1312001879        Ore-Ida® ABC Tater Tots®
1312000080        Ore-Ida Golden Patties® (9 ct.)
1312000258        Ore-Ida® Golden Fries® (32 oz.)
1312000278        Ore-Ida® Golden Fries®  (5 lb.)
1312000286        Ore-Ida® Golden Crinkles® (32 oz.)
1312000291        Ore-Ida® Golden Crinkles® (5 lb.)
1312000296        Ore-Ida® Pixie Crinkles (26 oz.)
1312000377        Ore-Ida® Cottage Fries (32 oz.)
1312000392        Ore-Ida® Southern Style Hash Browns (32 oz.)
1312000428        Ore-Ida® Country Style Steak Fries (28 oz.)
1312000455        Ore-Ida® Zesty Twirls (28 oz.)
1312000469        Ore-Ida® Potatoes O’Brien (28 oz.)
1312000647        Ore-Ida® French Fries (8 lb.)
1312000654        Ore-Ida® Country Style Hashbrowns (6 lb.)
1312000784        Ore-Ida® Steam N’ Mash Cut Russets®
1312000785        Ore-Ida® Steam N’ Mash Cut Sweet Potatoes®
1312000787        Ore-Ida® Steam N’ Mash Garlic Seasoned Potatoes®
1312000483        Ore-Ida® Golden Twirls® (28 oz.)
1312000484        Ore-Ida® Zesties® (2 lb.)
1312000800        Ore-Ida® Steak Fries® (28 oz.)
1312000801        Ore-Ida® Shoestrings® (5 lb)
1312000828        Ore-Ida® Shoestrings® (28 oz.)
1312000833        Ore-Ida® Country Style Hashbrowns (30 oz.)
1312000862        Ore-Ida® Country Style Hashbrowns (6 lb.)
1312001036        Ore-Ida® Crispers® (20 oz.)
1312001176        Ore-Ida® Waffle Fries® (22 oz.)
1312001251        Ore-Ida® Extra Crispy Easy Golden Crinkles
1312001260        Ore-Ida® Extra Crispy Crinkle Cut (26 oz.)
1312001280        Ore-Ida® Extra Crispy Seasoned Crinkle Cut® (26 oz.)
1312001417        Ore-Ida® Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries (26 oz.)
1312001461        Ore-Ida® Country Fries  (30 oz.)
1312001492        Ore-Ida® Fast Food Fries (4 lb.)
1312008564        Ore-Ida® Golden Crinkles® (8 lb.)
1312008565        Ore-Ida® Golden Fries (8 lb.)
1312008572        Ore-Ida® Golden Crinkles® (8 lb.)  CLUB
1312001320        Ore-Ida® Sweet Potato Fries
1312001330        Ore-Ida® Sweet Potato Fries

DELI-MEX PRODUCTS
All Delimex Tamales
All Delimex CORN Taquitos
1769604640        Delimex Chipotle Beef Rice Bowl
1769604630        Delimex Santa Fe Style Chicken Rice Bowl

SMART ONES PRODUCTS:
UPC CODE:          PRODUCT NAME:
2580002011        Smart Ones Broccoli & Cheddar Potatoes
2580002247        Smart Ones Lemon Herb Chicken Piccata
2580002254        Smart Ones Fiesta Chicken
2580002360        Smart Ones Santa Fe Rice & Beans
2580002918        Smart Ones Chicken Santa Fe
2580002931        Smart Ones Cranberry Turkey Medallions
2580002290        Smart Ones Honey Dijon Chicken

Again, we appreciate you taking the time to contact us.  If you need further information, feel free to call us at this toll-free number (1-800-255-5750).  Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM, Eastern Time.

Heinz Consumer Resource Center
Heinzconsumeraffairs@us.hjheinz.com

When contacting us, please refer to the following reference number: 003347732A

HEINZ/JNEEL

P.S. – For your convenience, here’s a recipe for a barbecue sauce without gluten-containing ingredients:

Heinz Ketchup Basic Barbecue Sauce

½ cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon celery seed
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

In saucepan, combine all ingredients.
Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
Brush ribs or chicken with sauce during last 10 minutes of grilling or broiling.

Makes about ¾ cup of sauce.

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