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frequently asked questions

We are Whole Foods exclusive brand and available at any Whole Foods Market location and Amazon Fresh. To find your nearest Whole Foods location, use our convenient store finder

Products can be frozen for up to 3 months if it is placed in the freezer before the code date on the package. Once thawed, products should be consumed within 3-5 days.

We have an allergen database tab on our website that allows you to search by allergen/ingredient. You can also call us at 1-800-762-9865.

Almost all of our products are gluten free; the exception being our line of black forest items due to the malt extract used in that recipe to achieve that classic appearance.

We manufacture fresh (uncooked), heat treated, fully cooked, and dry cured products (Shelf stable). Please check the package to determine if the product needs to be cooked. Cooking instructions will usually be on the back of the package. Also, per USDA regulations, safe handling instructions are required to be on all fresh (uncooked) products. Please also reference product information /cooking instructions on our website.

All aspects of our operation, from farmer to processor, are audited by an independent third-party company to assure the highest quality products available. These third-party auditors are an added insurance to the consumer that every aspect of the production meets the highest standards of excellence.

Having no water added to our products is beneficial for several reasons. First, in our packages you are getting more meat for your money. If even 10% water was added to the package, that would be 10% less meat product you are buying. Secondly, in our packages, you get more meat to eat. This also means more protein is being absorbed. Thirdly, the meat is not diluted in any way. Lastly, when our meat products are cooked, there is no excess water, so the product just simmers in its own natural juices and seasoning.

No, there is no added MSG in any of our products. Some people argue that the autolyzed yeast in some of our products is MSG. Autolyzed Yeast is a naturally occurring ingredient. The USDA does not define this as MSG.

As per the USDA definition, any cooked meat items that contain sodium nitrate are considered cured items. The purpose of curing is to preserve food products and ensure they are safe over the course of their shelf life. Uncured products achieve curing at the same safety level, using alternative ingredients like celery powder, swiss chard, and sea salt. We at Wellshire only use these alternative curing ingredients in our products.

Our frankfurters have no casing.

Ingredients are listed on the product in descending order by weight. According to the Federal food labeling guidelines, nutrients listed on the Nutrition Facts Panel may be required by law to be rounded down to zero if the amount is considered “insignificant.” For example, if a serving contains less than 0.5 grams of fat, total sugars and/or added sugars, or less than 2 milligrams of cholesterol, the values will be rounded down to zero.

Natural flavors are mandated by the USDA and are 100% natural. They are derived from botanical sources like vegetables, fruits, and spices. Rest assured there are no chemicals, added MSG, or artificial ingredients used in any of our products. If you have concerns about any specific ingredients, please contact us.