Listed below are frequent questions we get from our customer base.  Please reach out to us if you have additional questions that are not addressed here.

The Meat

Q. Is your meat processing facility USDA inspected?

A. Yes, Copperstone Foods, LLC is a USDA Inspected facility, Est. #44832.  This means that we adhere to the strictest guidelines and regulations of the USDA and the entire process is monitored by a USDA inspector from initial processing to final packaging.  In addition, all meat used in Rowdy’s products has been previously inspected and passed by the USDA.


Q. What exactly is Hard Tac?

A. Hard Tac is a sausage in stick form but has a jerky type consistency.  It has a unique texture because it is naturally dry cured after processing and smoking.  It takes at least 7 days for the Hard Tac to cure in a temperature and humidity controlled environment.  Most other jerkies and sticks are cooked to their final consistency.


Q. I’ve heard your meats described as wurst meats.  What exactly is wurst meat?

A. Wurst meat is a sausage especially of a type made in Germany or Austria.  To be more specific, it is finely chopped, seasoned meat (usually beef and/or pork), stuffed into a casing and made into links.  And yes, all of our products, Hard Tac, Summer Sausage, and Bratwurst would be wurst meats derived from recipes brought to the U.S. from Germany by William Wolf in 1886.

The Wheat

Q. what kind of wheat do you use in your wheat snacks?

A. We utilize an ancient wheat known as Emmer, or farro. Emmer dates back nearly 9,000 years to the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East. Emmer features a light crunch and incredible nutty flavor.


Q. Are your products “All Natural” And non-gmo?

A. Although there is no real regulation defining “All Natural”, we use whole grains, simple ingredients and natural flavors with no artificial preservatives. As far as GMO is concerned, no problem! All wheat is Non-GMO.


Q. Are any of the WheatBurst products Gluten Free?

A. Sorry, all wheat products contain gluten.  However, there is some research that indicates the gluten level in Emmer is very low and may be easier to digest. Some people who are sensitive to wheat gluten find Emmer is acceptable in their diet in a limited amount.