Island Farms Reverses Gluten-Free Commitment with ‘May Contain’ Provisos

Island Farms x 5How disappointing! Our beloved Island Farms has gone the way of Wal-Mart, adding the proviso, “May contain: Peanuts, Tree nuts, Wheat, Soy, Egg” to their ice cream products. Only the 4-litre tub of Vanilla Ice Cream does not currently offer that proviso.

Be sure to check the ingredient labels of all Island Farms products you intend to purchase going forward i.e. sherbet, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream and milk.

  • Backstory: The Celiac Scene was contacted by a highly-symptomatic celiac who had always enjoyed Island Farms Ice Cream. Recently, she experienced symptoms she associates with gluten ingestion that prompted her to check the ice cream label. When she read the new proviso, she notified The Scene. Thank you, Kim!

Without a label that indicates that products with ‘may contain provisos’ are gluten free,  the Canadian Celiac Association advises celiacs that a product with

NO “Gluten-Free” claim AND a “Contains” statement for wheat or other gluten ingredients’ should be avoided.

See chart below taken from


This marks a departure from Island Farms’ commitment to gluten free, as reported by The Celiac Scene on January 17, 2020 in Ice Cream Lovers Rejoice! Island Farms Publishes Gluten-Free Product List. (See below)

The source of that information ( no longer exists. Instead, on September 20, 2022, a statement on in regard to gluten free indicates,

  • “Although our facilities are not certified gluten free, the majority of our products do not contain ingredients derived from gluten. Products the do contain gluten are labelled accordingly.” 

If that is clear as chocolate chip cookie dough, please refer to the Canadian Celiac Association to guide your choices.

Island Farms Gluten Free FAQ

Previously published on The Celiac Scene:

Ice Cream Lovers Rejoice
Island Farms Gluten Free Ice Cream WPGet the scoop on Island Farms’ gluten-free  ice cream, sherbets, frozen yogurts and more! Feast your eyes on this list!

Ice Cream

Country Cream

  • Strawberries ‘n’ Cream
  • Caramel Explosion
  • Chocolate

Vanilla Plus Ice Cream

  • Chocolate Treasure
  • Neapolitan
  • Cherry Supreme
  • French Vanilla
  • Mango Swirl
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Vanilla

Denali Premium

  • Moose Tracks (peanut butter cups are gluten-free)
  • Mint Moose Tracks
  • Extreme Moose Tracks
  • Nutty Moose Tracks

Island-Farms-Chocolate-Chip-MintClassics (Velvet)

  • Rich Dark Chocolate
  • Pralines ‘n’ Cream
  • Green Tea
  • Coconut
  • Coconut Macaroon
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip Mint
  • Triple Chocolate Rainbow
  • Tin Roof Sundae
  • Birthday Cake
  • Bordeaux Cherry
  • Bubble Gum Burst
  • Butterscotch Ripple
  • Chai Tea
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter (peanut butter is gluten-free)
  • island isfarms-Classic-Roll-A-TwistRoll-a-Twist
  • Golden Vanilla
  • Mango Supreme
  • Mango Delight
  • Maple Walnut
  • Moon Mist
  • Neapolitan
  • Pirate’s Bounty
  • Rocky Raspberry
  • Shark Bite
  • Strawberry & White Chocolate
  • Cotton Candy
  • Banana Fudge Swirl
  • Espresso Flakes
  • Orange Cream Swirl
  • Black Raspberry Ripple
  • Rocky Road
  • Triple Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla Bean

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  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Neapolitan
  • Butterscotch

Vanilla Plus Frozen Yogurt

  • All Frozen Yogurts


  • All Sherbets that we make are gluten-free.

island farms eggnogMilk & Cream

  • White Milk Homo
  • White Milk 2%
  • White Milk 1%
  • White Milk Skim
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Island Farms by Natrel Half & Half Cream 10%
  • Island Farms by Natrel Table Cream 18%
  • Island Farms by Natrel Whipping Cream 33%
  • Buttermilk
  • Egg Nog (Light and Traditional)

island farms eggnogOther Dairy Products

  • Island Farms by Natrel Sour Cream Regular 14%
  • Island Farms by Natrel Sour Cream Light 7%
  • Island Farms by Natrel Sour Cream Fat Free
  • Island Farms by Natrel Cottage Cheese 1%
  • Island Farms by Natrel Cottage Cheese 2%
  • Island Farms by Natrel Cottage Cheese 4%
  • Island Farms by Natrel Cottage Cheese Fat Free
  • Island Farms by Natrel Cream Cheese
  • Island Farms by Natrel Light Cream Cheese

*Island Farms’ Proviso: “Please note: while we employ good manufacturing processes to reduce all chances of cross-contamination, we cannot 100% guarantee that no cross-contamination occurs during ingredient storage.”

– Vanilla Plus Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
– Cookies ‘n’ Cream
– Nanaimo Bar
– Ice Cream Sandwich
– Lemon Blueberry Tart
– Maple Raspberry Dough