UPDATE: Jan, 2015
Updated this month, Frito Lay now have a list of U.S. Gluten-Free Products and a separate list of U.S Products Not Containing Gluten Ingredients. Frito Lay say they have “validated through analytical testing that the following products contain less than 20ppm of gluten, the level put forward in the FDA’s Gluten Free Food Labeling Final Rule.”
Looking at the Gluten-Free Products list, loads of their chips and on there. If you want to know whether your favourite bag of Cheetos, Fritos or Lay’s is gluten-free, check out the gluten-free list!
Frito Lay make a whole lot of chips in the United States. Lay’s! Ruffles! Tostitos! Fritos! Cheetos! Doritos! and many more. The great thing about these chips is that you can find them pretty much anywhere in the US so if we know which of these chips are gluten free then we can always find a safe bag of chips no matter where in the country we are. This is important information for any gluten free traveller.
So which of these chips are gluten free and safe for celiacs?
I was happy to discover that Frito Lay provides gluten free product information on their website. They provide a list of products ‘not containing gluten ingredients.’ This is a pretty substantial list. They also provide a list of ‘US gluten free products’. This list is smaller but still has a good variety of different chips on it. These ‘gluten free products’ are those whichÂ “Frito-Lay has validated through analytical testing that the following products contain less than 20 ppm of gluten” The list was last updated on May 15th, 2012.
BAKED! LAY’SÂ® Original Potato Crisps
BAKED! RUFFLESÂ® Original Potato Crisps
BAKED! TOSTITOSÂ® SCOOPS!Â® Tortilla Chips
CHEETOSÂ® PuffsÂ SIMPLY NATURALâ„¢Â White Cheddar Cheese Flavored Snacks
DORITOSÂ® Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips
FRITOSÂ® Lightly Salted Corn Chips
FRITOSÂ® Original Corn Chips
FRITOSÂ® SCOOPS!Â® Corn Chips
LAY’SÂ® Classic Potato Chips
LAY’SÂ® Deli Style Potato Chips
LAY’SÂ® Lightly Salted Potato Chips
LAY’SÂ® SIMPLY NATURALâ„¢ Sea Salt Flavored Thick Cut Potato Chips
LAY’SÂ® STAXÂ® Cheddar Flavored Potato Crisps
LAY’SÂ® STAXÂ® Mesquite Barbecue Flavored Potato Crisps
LAY’SÂ® STAXÂ® Original Potato Crisps
LAY’SÂ® STAXÂ® Salt & Vinegar Flavored Potato Crisps
LAY’SÂ® STAXÂ® Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Crisps
LAY’SÂ® Wavy Original Potato Chips
RUFFLESÂ®Â Original Potato Chips
RUFFLESÂ® Reduced Fat Original Potato Chips
RUFFLESÂ® SIMPLY NATURALâ„¢ Reduced FatÂ Sea Salted Potato Chips
SANTITASÂ® White Corn Triangles Tortilla Chips
SANTITASÂ® Yellow Corn Rounds Tortilla Chips
SANTITASÂ® Yellow Corn Strips Tortilla Chips
SANTITASÂ® Yellow Corn Triangles Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOSÂ® Bite Size Rounds Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOSÂ® Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOSÂ®Â Extra ThinÂ Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOSÂ® Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOSÂ® SIMPLY NATURALâ„¢ Blue Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOSÂ® SIMPLY NATURALâ„¢ Yellow Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOSÂ® SCOOPS!Â® Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOSÂ® Thick & Hearty Rounds Tortilla Chips
This information relates only to Frito Lay product distributed in the United States.