Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find Mrs. Gerry's products?

Mrs. Gerry’s products are distributed throughout the United States. Because our products are available in retail and bulk sizes, and distributed by both retail and food service companies, we can’t list all the locations they are available. Please use the contact form on the “connect” page of our website or call customer service at 800-642-9662, and we will put you in touch with a sales representative in your area.

Where can I find nutritional and allergen information about Mrs. Gerry's products?

Nutritional information is listed on the bottom of all of our retail packaging. If you do not have our packaging available, please contact customer service at 800-642-9662 and we will be happy to assist you.  Allergen and other dietary information is available here, and can also be found at the bottom of each product category page.

How long are products good after they've been opened?

Mrs. Gerry’s products should be enjoyed within 7 days after opening the product (including opening date) if they are sealed and refrigerated properly.

What does the “Enjoy by” date mean?

Product should be used before the enjoy by date to ensure maximum product quality.

What temperature should Mrs. Gerry’s products be stored at?

Mrs. Gerry’s products should be stored between 33° and 39°F.

Can I freeze Mrs. Gerry’s products?

We do not recommend freezing any of our products. We believe that quality is best when served fresh. Freezing can cause products to separate.

What temperature should products be heated to?

Products that can be heated should be heated to 165° to 180°F before serving and maintained at that temperature.

How do I heat Mrs. Gerry’s Mashed Potatoes and Macaroni & Cheese?

Mrs. Gerry’s Mashed Potatoes and Macaroni & Cheese are already cooked, and just need to be heated. We recommend the “boil-in-the-bag” method for heating.

Fill a large stock pot 2/3 full with water. Bring the water to a boil. Gently place the bag of Mrs. Gerry’s Mashed Potatoes or Macaroni & Cheese into the boiling water. Bring the water back to a boil. The bag should stay at a low rolling boil for approximately 20 minutes allowing the internal product temperature to reach between 165°-180°F. Pull the bag out of the water with tongs – CAUTION: contents and bag will be hot! Take hold of the top of the bag with an oven mitt. Hold the bag over half pan or serving dish. With a sharp knife or Mrs. Gerry’s Pouchmate, cut off the entire bottom of the bag. Squeeze the contents into the serving dish and enjoy!

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any vegetarian products?

Yes, the following Mrs. Gerry’s products are vegetarian: Classic Potato, Country Style Potato, Deli Fresh Potato, Deviled Egg Potato, Gourmet Potato, Greek Yogurt Potato, Mustard Potato, Old Fashioned Potato, Original Potato, Red Skin-on Potato, Sliced Potato, Deli Fresh Macaroni, Homestyle Macaroni, Macaroni, Shell Macaroni, Sour Kream ‘N’ Cheese Macaroni, White Macaroni, Creamy Coleslaw, Deli Fresh Coleslaw, Dixie Coleslaw, Extra Creamy Coleslaw, Steakhouse Coleslaw, Sweet ‘N’ Sour Coleslaw, Sweet Pepper Slaw, Beet ‘N’ Onion, Cowboy Caviar, Cucumber ‘N’ Onion, Harvest Corn, Mushroom, Sliced Tomato, Three Bean, Bruschetta Pasta, Deviled Egg Pasta, Greek Feta, Greek Yogurt Pasta, Honey Mustard Pasta, Parmesan Peppercorn Pasta, Pasta Italiano, Roasted Garlic Pasta, Rotelli Pasta, Santorini Pasta, Sombrero Pasta, Spaghettini Salad, Spring Salad, Summer Fresh Pasta, Taco Pasta, Cheddar Broccoli Pasta Kit, Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw Kit, Italian Pepperoni Pasta Kit, Mediterranean Pasta Kit, Oriental Crunch Kit, Parmesan Bows Kit, Creative Coleslaw Dressing, Lemon Garlic Pasta Base, Macaroni Base, Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese, Mojo Rice Salad, Pea ‘N’ Cheese, Premium Macaroni & Cheese, Szechuan Grain Salad, Egg Salad, Homestyle Egg Salad, Old Fashioned Dill Dip, Old Fashioned Spinach Dip, Southwestern Dip, Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait, Caramel Crunch Crème, Cheesecake Supreme, Cookies ‘N’ Crème, Fruit Salad, Hawaiian Ambrosia, Pistachio Pineapple, Pumpkin ‘N’ Spice, Rice Pudding, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait, Strawberry Surprise, Tapioca Pudding, Cranberry Cheesecake, Cranberry Orange Relish, Cranberry Salad, Country Style Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Hearty Mashed Potatoes, and Premium Mashed Potatoes.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any vegan products?

Yes, the following Mrs. Gerry’s products are vegan: Sweet ‘N’ Sour Coleslaw, Sweet Pepper Slaw, Beet ‘N’ Onion, Cowboy Caviar, Cucumber ‘N’ Onion, Harvest Corn, Mushroom, Sliced Tomato, Three Bean, Bruschetta Pasta, Pasta Italiano, Rotelli Pasta, Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw Kit, Italian Pepperoni Pasta Kit, Oriental Crunch Kit, and Cranberry Orange Relish.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any fat free products?

Yes, the following Mrs. Gerry’s products are fat free: Sweet ‘N’ Sour Coleslaw, Beet ‘N’ Onion, Cucumber ‘N’ Onion, Mushroom, Sliced Tomato, Three Bean, Premium Poultry Gravy and Cranberry Orange Relish.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any low fat products?

Yes, the following Mrs. Gerry’s products are low fat: German Potato, Sweet Pepper Slaw, Cowboy Caviar, Harvest Corn, Pasta Italiano, Spaghettini Salad, Szechuan Grain Salad, Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait, Rice Pudding, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait and Tapioca Pudding.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any low sodium products?

Yes, the following Mrs. Gerry’s products are low sodium: Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait, Strawberry Surprise, Cranberry Orange Relish and Cranberry Salad.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any products that are low carbohydrate?

Yes, the following Mrs. Gerry’s products are low carbohydrate: Seven-layer Salad Kit, Premium Poultry Gravy, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Homestyle Egg Salad, Old Fashioned Dill Dip, Old Fashioned Spinach Dip and Southwestern Dip.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any products with no added preservatives?

Yes, the following Mrs. Gerry’s products have no added preservatives: Original Potato, Macaroni, Creamy Coleslaw, Deli Fresh Coleslaw, Dixie Coleslaw, Extra Creamy Coleslaw, Steakhouse Coleslaw, Sweet ‘N’ Sour Coleslaw, Sweet Pepper Slaw, Beet ‘N’ Onion, Cucumber ‘N’ Onion, Mushroom, Sliced Tomato, Three Bean, Cranberry Almond Pasta Kit, Oriental Crunch Kit, Macaroni Base, Chicken Salad, Ham Salad, Tuna Salad, Southwestern Dip, Cranberry Orange Relish and Cranberry Salad.

Can any of Mrs. Gerry’s products be heated?

Yes, the following Mrs. Gerry’s products can be heated: Deluxe Loaded Potato, German Potato, Greek Yogurt Potato, Steakhouse Potato, Sweet ‘N’ Sour Coleslaw, Sweet Pepper Slaw, Cowboy Caviar, Harvest Corn, Bruschetta Pasta, Greek Yogurt Pasta, Roasted Garlic Pasta, Santorini Pasta, Sombrero Pasta, Spaghettini Salad, Taco Pasta, Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad Kit, Cheese Tortellini Kit, Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw Kit, Mediterranean Pasta Kit, Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese, Mojo Rice Salad, Premium Macaroni & Cheese, Premium Poultry Gravy, Steakhouse Baked Beans, Szechuan Grain Salad, Cranberry Orange Relish, Country Style Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Hearty Mashed Potatoes and Premium Mashed Potatoes. Product is to be heated to 165° to 180°F before serving.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any gluten-free products?

Mrs. Gerry’s is not a gluten-free facility, however, by thorough wash downs and good manufacturing practices, we believe the products identified as “not having wheat present” would meet the requirements of the gluten-free labeling rule.

The following Mrs. Gerry’s products do not have wheat present: Classic Potato, Country Style Potato, Deli Fresh Potato, Deviled Egg Potato, German Potato, Gourmet Potato, Greek Yogurt Potato, Mustard Potato, New York Style Potato, Old Fashioned Potato, Original Potato, Red Skin-on Potato, Sliced Potato, Steakhouse Potato, Creamy Coleslaw, Deli Fresh Coleslaw, Dixie Coleslaw, Extra Creamy Coleslaw, Steakhouse Coleslaw, Sweet ‘N’ Sour Coleslaw, Sweet Pepper Slaw, Beet ‘N’ Onion, Cowboy Caviar, Cucumber ‘N’ Onion, Harvest Corn, Mushroom, Sliced Tomato, Three Bean, Bacon Blue Cheese Potato Salad Kit, Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw Kit, Seven-layer Salad Kit, Broccoli Toss Base, Creative Coleslaw Dressing, Pea ‘N’ Cheese, Premium Poultry Gravy, Steakhouse Baked Beans, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Ham Salad, Homestyle Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Old Fashioned Dill Dip, Old Fashioned Spinach Dip, Southwestern Dip, Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait, Caramel Crunch Crème, Cheesecake Supreme, Fruit Salad, Hawaiian Ambrosia, Pistachio Pineapple, Pumpkin ‘N’ Spice, Rice Pudding, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Parfait, Strawberry Surprise, Tapioca Pudding, Cranberry Cheesecake, Cranberry Orange Relish, Cranberry Salad, Country Style Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Hearty Mashed Potatoes, and Premium Mashed Potatoes.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s offer any Kosher certified products?

Mrs. Gerry’s does not have any Kosher certified products.

Does Mrs. Gerry’s use high fructose corn syrup in their products?

Like many food processors, Mrs. Gerry’s uses high fructose corn syrup in the production of some of its products. High fructose corn syrup is the most common added sweetener used today in processed foods manufactured in the U.S. There is powerful scientific evidence and agreement that high fructose corn syrup is safe and nutritionally the same as sugar.

How much product do I need for a party?

Mrs. Gerry’s normally suggests 4 to 5 servings per pound of product, but varies depending on the number of men, women and children attending and other food being served.