What’s on your mind, friend? We’ve done our best to anticipate all of your meat-related questions in the pages of our site, in our FAQs, or in the Meat Know-How section. But if there’s something we’ve missed, something you’re curious about, or something you simply want us to know, use the form just south of here to send us an email. We’ll get back to you in two sunsets or less with an answer. Thanks!
Where can I find Frick’s products?
Use our store finder to get a list of retailers in your state that carry our products. We recommend that you contact the store nearest you to confirm their stock, as even stores in the same chain often stock a different selection of products. Contact us any time using the email form above, and we’ll be happy to help. Of course, you can always buy directly from us online.
Where can I find instructions for cooking Frick’s products?
You’ll find cooking instructions for all of our products on the How To Cook Our Meats page. Also, check out our favorite recipes for more delicious ways to enjoy Frick’s meats. And if you’re not sure about something, use the email form above to ask us directly.
Sending quality items in a timely manner is important to us. To ensure product remains at a safe temperature, all items ship frozen in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Shipping: We ship weekly Monday-Wednesday via UPS 2nd day delivery. Any orders received on Tuesday after 4:00pm CST may not ship until the following Monday. Delivery: Most orders will arrive 2-5 business days after you’ve received order confirmation. If you are requesting a later delivery, please be sure to make a note in the comments section of your order, or contact us as soon as your order has been placed. Tracking: You will receive e-mail confirmation with tracking number the day of shipment. It is not required to be present at the time of delivery, however we recommend refrigerating product within 8 hours of receiving.
What are Frick’s food safety standards and practices?
Being a fully cooked ready to eat meat processor, food safety is first and foremost in our family culture. We have a culture of continuous improvement and zero tolerance when it comes to food safety concerns and zero tolerance for cutting corners. Because of this we eliminated all “Big 8” allergens from our processing facility in 2011 thus giving our consumers additional confidence in the safety of our products. Our commitment to Food Safety and Quality is further evidenced through our 7 straight years of Grade “A” rating in our Global Food Safety Initiative audits. In 2017 we received a “AA” rating which is the highest rating available.
What kind of animal welfare protection or audits are performed for the animals used in the production of your products?
Annual Humane Handling Audits are required of our suppliers and reviewed by our Sr. Management. Our suppliers follow the American Meat Institute Guidelines – A Systematic Approach to Animal Welfare, developed by renowned humane handling expert Temple Grandin.
Where do the majority of the hogs used in the production of your products come from?
The majority of the pork used in our products come from Midwest states like Iowa, Missouri or Illinois.
Is the pork used in your products pastured raised?
Some of the animals may be pasture raised however many are not. Because we are not vertically integrated we do not control all aspects and associated costs of the animal husbandry methods of our suppliers.
Do your products contain gluten?
Most of our products are gluten free. This means that not only are there no gluten containing ingredients in the recipe but also that we do additional testing to ensure there is not residual gluten from other processes outside of our control present in our products. We meet the FDA standards of <20 ppm gluten per 100 g.
Do your products contain allergens?
Our plant is “Big 8” allergen free. We require letters of guarantee from all of our ingredient and packaging suppliers stating that the ingredients they supply us do not contain any of the “Big 8” allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans). Please give us a call at 1-800-241-2209 to speak with one of our Food Scientist to answer any of your concerns.
Are your products GMO free?
No, due to the prevalence of corn in the diets of many livestock in the USA it is virtually impossible to be GMO free. Approximately 90% of corn and soybeans produced in the US are from genetically modified seeds. Due to the limited availability and the significant cost to us and our consumers, we are unable to provide this option to our consumers at this time.
What is Frick’s Bologna made of?
We make our bologna with wholesome cuts of pork and beef blended with an old world mix of spices. Unlike most other bolognas on the market, our bologna is poultry free, giving it a creamier texture and a strong, authentic flavor. We package our bologna in a traditional red casing to match the authentic recipe inside.