Q: What is gluten? Do Bar-S products contain gluten?

A: Gluten is a mixture of plant proteins that occur in grain. A small percentage of the population has an intolerance or allergy to food containing these proteins. Most Bar-S Foods products are gluten-free with the exception of corn dogs. Corn dogs contain wheat flour.

Q: Are your products gluten-free?

A: Our sausages, franks, lunchmeat and bacon are gluten-free.

Q: What type of oil do you fry your corn dogs in?

A: We fry our corn dogs in soybean oil.

Q: Do your products contain soy?

A: Only our corn dogs contain soy.

Q: Do your products contain whey?

A: Whey is in our corn dog batter, and also in our cheese-flavored products including cheese franks, cheese skinless sausage, and cheese hot links.

Q: Do your products contain wheat?

A: Only our corn dogs contain wheat.

Q: Do your products contain lactose?

A: Lactose is found in cheese and milk and it is in our corn dog batter. There is also lactose in our cheese-flavored products.

Q: What type of casing is used on the hot links?

A: The casing used to make hot links is made from edible collagen.

Q: What is modified food starch?

A: The modified food starch used in Bar-S products is corn starch unless otherwise stated on the ingredient label.

Q: Sodium erythorbate is listed as an ingredient on your label. What is it?

A: Sodium erythorbate is the sodium of erythorbic acid, a highly refied food-grade chemical closely related to vitamin C, synthesized from sugar and used as a color fixative in preparing cured meats.

Q: Potassium lactate and sodium diacetate are listed as ingredients on your package. What are they?

A: Potassium lactate is based on potassium salt of natural L (+) lactic acid, which is produced by fermentation of sugar. Both of these food grade ingredients have history as flavoring agents, are very safe and are commonly used to inhibit bacterial growth.

Q: What is the “smoke flavor” listed on the package.

A: The smoke flavor is a liquid smoke used for flavoring.

Q: What is the source of sugar in Bar-S Bacon?

A: The source of sugar in Bar-S Bacon is sucrose.