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Food You Can Feel Good About

A colorful plate of vegetables and Applegate bacon and turkey slices.

Food shouldn't be scary. But too often it is: Artificial flavors, corn syrup, modified starches, and (very) long lists of unpronounceable ingredients.

At Applegate, we like to keep things simple. It's why more than a decade ago we created the CLEANER WIENER™ hot dog with an ingredient list that you didn't have to be afraid of. And it why today we forbid some 700 food ingredients* in our products including:

  • Genetically modified ingredients
  • Modified starches
  • Hexane-extracted ingredients
  • Hydrogenated/Partially Hydrogenated Fats & Oils
  • BHA & BHT
  • Sodium phosphate
  • Corn syrup
  • Brominated vegetable oil

It's also why we avoid the big nine allergens in the majority of our products: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, sesame and soybeans. If they are present, they are clearly labeled. We also provide this handy allergen search on our website so you can find the best products to feed you and your family.

*This list was created from consumer feedback, customer lists of banned ingredients, and government restricted ingredients.