Meat for the Allergy-Conscious Consumer

Meat for the Allergy-Conscious Consumer

Catering to Allergy-Conscious Consumers - The Meat Fuels Life Way

We believe that meat can fuel pretty much any lifestyle, including those with food allergies and sensitivities. And we know how important it is for those with allergies and sensitivities to stay away from those allergens. If you are not familiar with the Big 8 allergens and want to learn more about them, you’ve come to the right place. 

Understanding the Big 8 Allergens and Their Impact

The Big 8 allergens include peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, wheat, and soy. These allergens are responsible for around 90% of all food allergies. While some people experience more mild reactions like hives, others can experience life-threatening reactions like anaphylaxis. It is so important that food is marked with clear allergen labels to help people avoid these allergens when they need to. 

The Advantages of Lactose-Free and Gluten-Free Products

Lactose, a sugar found in milk, and gluten, a protein found in wheat, are common food sensitivities. Having options that are lactose free and gluten free can be a huge help to those who are lactose intolerant and those who have celiac disease. Both sensitivities can be managed through changes in the diet.

Lactose intolerance is caused by the inability to digest lactose found in dairy products and can result in gastrointestinal discomfort. Lactose-free alternatives can help alleviate these symptoms. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by eating gluten. A gluten-free diet is crucial for managing celiac disease and preventing small intestine damage. For more details about celiac disease and how to manage it, READ HERE.

Pederson's Farms' Commitment to Allergen-Free Offerings

We understand the importance of providing allergen-free options for our customers. Pederson's Farms is proud to offer a range of products that cater to various dietary needs, including Big 8 allergen-free, lactose-free, and gluten-free options.

Check out a few of Pederson’s Farms Big 8 allergen-free, Lactose, and Gluten-Free products:

No Sugar Added Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

No Sugar Added Hickory Smoked Uncured Bacon

Organic No Sugar Added Uncured Smoked Bacon

Shopping Allergen-Free with Confidence

When searching for allergen-free products, it's essential to be thorough and knowledgeable:

  • Look for allergen warnings and read ingredient lists carefully
  • Understand alternative names for allergens
  • Check for "gluten-free" or "dairy-free" labels
  • Be cautious with "free-from" claims and don't assume "natural" or "organic" means allergen-free
  • Research unfamiliar ingredients
  • Regularly check product labels, as manufacturers may change ingredients or production processes
  • Familiarize yourself with allergen labeling regulations in your country

Lactose-Free Diet

Gluten-Free Diet


A diet that excludes or minimizes lactose-containing foods, such as dairy products.

A diet that excludes gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.


To alleviate symptoms of lactose intolerance, such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea.

To manage celiac disease, a gluten sensitivity, or a wheat allergy.

Common Foods Excluded

Milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and other dairy products containing lactose.

Bread, pasta, cereal, beer, and many processed foods containing wheat, barley, or rye.

Common Foods Allowed

Lactose-free milk, dairy alternatives (e.g., almond milk, soy milk), hard cheeses, and lactase enzyme supplements.

Rice, corn, potatoes, quinoa, gluten-free bread, pasta, and other gluten-free grains and products.

Health Benefits

Reduced gastrointestinal symptoms, improved nutrient absorption, and better overall digestive health.

Reduced inflammation, improved nutrient absorption, and better overall digestive health.


Finding lactose-free alternatives, reading food labels carefully, and ensuring adequate calcium and vitamin D intake.

Identifying hidden sources of gluten, maintaining a balanced diet, and finding gluten-free alternatives.


By offering a diverse range of allergen-free products, Pederson's enables our customers to savor delicious, high-quality meat products without worrying about allergic reactions.

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