Q: Are Dietz and Watson meats gluten free?
A: Nearly all Dietz & Watson Meats are gluten free except: Scrapple and Bockwurst. All the rest of our meat products are free of wheat, rye, barley, and oat proteins.
Q: What about other food allergies?
A: If you are concerned about soy, wheat or milk allergies please check our complete Ingredient List for each of our items. Please visit our Healthier Lifestyle section for much more information on food allergies. At Dietz & Watson, we prepare over 300 varieties of premium meat delicacies. If you can't find your favorite item, please contact us.
Q: What is Canadian Bacon?
A: It is a cured and smoked pork loin prepared in Canada, but when prepared domestically it must say Canadian Style Bacon on the product label. Dietz & Watson prepares Canadian Style Bacon that is 99% Fat Free.
Q: What is Boiled Ham?
A: It is a term commonly misused by retailers and delicatessen operators for cooked ham. The term "boiled ham" is not permitted on product labeling because the ham is never really boiled but is thoroughly cooked to 165 degrees.
Q: What is a Bratwurst?
A: A fresh sausage of German origin generally prepared with coarsely ground pork and veal or pork and beef. May also be prepared with poultry if identified in the product name, such as Chicken Bratwurst.
Q: What is Kielbasa?
A: It is a coarsely ground cooked and cured sausage of Polish origin. The meat is generally all pork or primarily pork.
Q: What is Genoa Salami?
A: It is a coarsely ground dry sausage prepared with all pork or a limited quantity of beef. The salami is air dried but not smoked.
Q: Are Dietz & Watson Franks and Smoked Sausages fully cooked?
A: All Dietz & Watson Franks and Smoked Sausage varieties are fully cooked. We do suggest that you heat these meats before eating to enjoy their full flavor. You can boil them in a pan of water for approximately 10 minutes (or until they float) or you can barbecue them.
Q: Why does the statement "Contains Up To 10% Added Moisture" appear on other company's Roast Beef labels?
A: Some companies that process a lesser quality roast beef choose to extend the meat by adding water to it. The USDA requires that these labels declare the amount of added moisture that the roast beef retains. Dietz & Watson's Roast Beef is minimally processed and therefore takes a natural shrink while cooking. In other words, when you purchase a Dietz & Watson Roast Beef you are taking home the finest roast beef with no added water.
Q: What is the difference between a "No Water Added" and a "Water Added" ham?
A: USDA regulations allow meat processing companies to inject up to 10% added water to smoked hams; which means that you may be getting one pound of water for every ten pounds of ham that you purchase. At Dietz & Watson our smoked hams are "No Water Added". We are proud of the quality and deep smoked flavor of our hams and we are determined not to water them down. After all, we believe our consumers want to buy the finest ham for their families, not added water.
Q: What are some types of Dietz & Watson smoked hams?
A: At Dietz & Watson we prepare a variety of Smoked Hams with Natural Juices.
All Dietz & Watson smoked hams are slow cured and deep smoked (with natural hickory) the old-fashioned way, using our very own Special Process. This insures a delicate smoke flavor, distinctive color, flavor and texture.
Q: What about the nutritional values of Dietz & Watson ham?
A: Dietz & Watson hams are prepared from the highest quality hand trimmed, lean hams combined with all natural spices and seasonings gathered from around the world. Our hams contain no artificial flavors, colors, fillers, extenders and never any MSG. Many of our hams are 97% - 98% Fat Free and are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and salt. You can view ingredient and nutritional facts about our hams on our product packages and nutritional booklets that are usually available at your favorite store. You can also view this Website's Ingredient and Nutritional Information Pages or you can request literature about our premium meats from our helpline at 800-333-1974.
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