M&M Meat Shops Gluten-Free Product List

Thanks to member Michelle McFetridge who recently got this email reply from M&M Foods and shared it with us.

m-m-logoCurrently, a “gluten-free products” search is not available on our website. We hope to have this feature available soon. You can search for all of the M&M products that do not contain gluten using our filtered search & drop down menus. I would like to offer some information on our allergen protocols and some of the tools that we have in place to assist our customers who have allergies or sensitivities in making their food choices.

Customers with dietary restrictions, especially related to food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances, represent a growing portion of our customer base. In order to serve these customers better, we realize that accurate information on all ingredients in our food products, beyond the standard label declaration, is needed. With this in mind, we have requested of all our suppliers to search their ingredients for any sources of the eleven food ingredients commonly known to cause allergic reactions or sensitivities. The eleven food ingredients are peanuts, tree nuts, crustaceans/shellfish, fish, milk, egg, gluten/wheat, soy, sulphites, sesame and mustard. Their individual responses have been compiled into our Product Information Manual. As well, if the manufacturer identifies a significant risk of cross contamination with one of these ingredients, it is identified as present in our listing for that M&M product.

The M&M Gluten Free products (23) bearing the oval orange flash “Gluten Free” are specially made in facilities operating under gluten-free certification. Some of these products are:
Boneless Pork Chunks (172), Breaded Chicken Fillets (185), Country Style Chicken Breasts (207), Bacon Wrapped Chicken(208), Chicken Chunks ‘n Wings (286), Homestyle Mashed Potatoes (412), Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Potatoes (511), Gourmet Stuffed Potatoes (512), Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Potatoes (513), TOO TALL® Chocolate & Cream Cake (619).
I have contacted our supplier for Fried Potatoes to clarify the processing steps and I will contact you again when I have additional information.

Consumers can use the nutrition and allergen search from their computers on our public website at http://www.mmmeatshops.com/en/home To access this nutrition and allergen search can be found on the ‘home’ page under the “NUTRITION & ALLERGEN INFORMATION” block in the middle of the page. You will be redirected to a page where you will have an option to do a filtered search. Select “ingredients to avoid’ and ‘gluten”. Our web site provides the nutritional information and allergen information for our more than 450 products, although complete ingredient listings are not available. We have approximately 164 products that do not contain gluten ingredients. For your convenience I have attached a list of our products that do not contain gluten.

DOWNLOAD PDF: M&M products that do not contain Gluten – December 2015




Gluten Alert: M&M Meats Marinated Barbecue Chicken Kabob

M and M Recall
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and M&M Meat Shops Ltd. are warning people with allergies to mustard and gluten not to consume M&M Meat Shops brand Marinated Barbecue Chicken Kabob, described below. The affected product contains mustard and gluten which are not declared on the label.

All codes of the affected product, M&M Meat Shops brand Marinated Barbecue Chicken Kabob, are sold in 142 g (5 oz) packages. This product has been distributed nationally only through M&M Meat Shops retail stores.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to mustard and gluten.

The retailer, M&M Meat Shops Ltd., Kitchener, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

M&M Meat Shops Public Relations – Strategic Objectives 647-274-8868;

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).