Who Makes Wegmans’ Deli Meats? (All You Need To Know)

who makes wegmans deli meats

Wegmans has a plethora of deli meats available. You can find these at their deli counter or in the lunchmeat area of their refrigerated section.

In fact, the company uses mostly private label meat in lieu of popular brand names.

Who makes Wegmans deli meats? Wegmans uses many third-party private label suppliers for their deli meats. We only know one with certainty: E.G. Emil & Sons. While they have many name-brand deli meats like North Country Smokehouse and Applegate, it’s unclear who produces each type of deli meat Wegmans offers.

Even though it’s a bit of a mystery who makes all of Wegmans’ deli meats, you can trust they are quality. They have a wide selection of pork types but there is also chicken, turkey, and beef.

Things like salami and ham reign supreme.

How Do You Know E.G. Emil & Sons Make Wegmans’ Deli Meats?

We know that E.G. Emil & Sons, at the very least, produces Wegmans’ sliced honey ham because there was a recall of it back in June of 2014. Apparently, there were pieces of white plastic in the meat due to a broken conveyor belt. This affected their single packages and their party platters.

While it’s unfortunate that this is how we find out about E.G. Emil & Son’s, there doesn’t seem to be too many recalls from the company. They seem to handle any mishap or snafu quickly and efficiently.

Also, we don’t know if E.G. Emil makes all of Wegmans’ deli meats but it’s highly unlikely considering the wide variety Wegmans has.

However, they also produce a myriad of deli meats for other grocers like Kroger. So, it’s entirely likely that they also produce much more than just Honey Ham for Wegmans.

The clue for this is in Wegmans’ line of “Food You Feel Good About” which encompasses all organic meats that run the gamut from chicken and turkey to beef and pork.  E.G. Emil & Sons produces all these kinds of products.

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Who Is E.G. Emil & Sons?

The founder of E.G. Emil & Sons, Emil, began his first commercial samples of cooked turkey breast in 1948. Inspired by his time serving as a ship’s cook for the Merchant Marines, he learned how to increase the yield of turkey meat by boning and cooking the breast.

In 1987, he established the company and built a processing plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ever since the company prides itself on producing some of the best natural and organic deli meats. This includes turkey along with beef, pork, and chicken.

What Kinds of Private Label Deli Meats Does Wegmans Have?

Wegmans stocks any kind of deli meat you could want, and they are more prominent than typical commercial brands.

  • 97% Fat Free Cooked Ham
  • 98% Fat Free Oven Roasted Chicken Breast
  • ABF Just Turkey Breast
  • American Original Salami Sampler
  • American-Style Kobe Roast Beef
  • American-Style Kobe Corned Beef
  • Antipasto Trio (Genoa Salami, Prosciutto and Sopressata)
  • Beef Salami
  • Beef Summer Sausage
  • Black Angus Roast Beef
  • Boneless Celebration Ham
  • Brickyard Salami
  • Buffalo Style Chicken Breast
  • Chef’s Selection Charcuterie Tray (Salami and Prosciutto with a mild cheese)
  • Corned Beef
  • Danny’s Favorite Charcuterie Tray (Sopressata Piccante, Red Wine ; Black Pepper Salami, Landjager, San Daniele Prosciutto and imported Speck)
  • Dark Rum Salami
  • Diced Uncured Pancetta
  • Dry Rub Barbecue Turkey
  • Golden Roast Chicken
  • Honey Ham
  • Hungarian Brand Salami
  • Iberico Chorizo Salami
  • Italian Classics: 18 Month Prosciutto di Parma
  • Italian Classics: 24 Month Prosciutto di Parma
  • Italian Classics: All Natural Prosciutto
  • Italian Classics: Diced Speck
  • Italian Classics: Finocchiona Flower
  • Italian Classics: Hot Sopressata Salami
  • Italian Classics: San Daniele Prosciutto
  • Italian Classics: Sliced Uncured Pepperoni Pronti
  • Italian Classics: Sopressata Piccante Flower
  • Italian Classics: Sweet Sopressata Salami
  • Italian Classics: Uncured Genoa Salami
  • Italian Classics: Uncured Genoa Salami Mini
  • Italian Classics: Uncured Hard Salami
  • Italian Classics: Uncured Sandwich Style Pepperoni
  • Italian Classics: Uncured Sopressata
  • Just Roast Beef
  • London Broil
  • Mini Uncured Pepperoni
  • Organic Genoa Salami
  • Organic Grass Fed Roast Beef
  • Organic Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast
  • Organic Honey Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Organic Oven Roasted Chicken
  • Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Organic Uncured Ham
  • Pastrami
  • Peppered Turkey Breast
  • Salami Sampler Appetizer Tray
  • Smoked Chiorizo
  • Smoked Off-the Bone Turkey Breast
  • Thin Sliced Ham off the Bone
  • Uncured Black Forest Ham
  • Uncured Brown Sugar Ham
  • Uncured Maple Ham
  • Uncured Wieners
  • Wine & Black Pepper Salami

Do People Like Wegmans’ Deli Meats?

Unfortunately, there aren’t many reviews about Wegmans’ deli meats on their website, so it’s difficult to say what people think of their selections.

However, from what one can glean, it’s a toss up depending on what you like in your sandwich meat.

On the one hand, all of their deli meats are free of artificial sodium, dangerous preservatives, and excess seasoning. But, on the other, many beef and poultry selections lack real flavor.

Having said all that, their choices of sliced sausage and pork products outweigh those of turkey, beef, or chicken.

Therefore, it does seem that people acquiesce to the Italian types of sandwich meats available. However, most reviews are on their Organic Grass Fed Roast Beef.

It has 3½ stars out of five and the reviews are split between positive and negative.


At the very least, we know that E.G. Emil & Sons produces Wegmans’ sliced Honey Ham. But, it’s safe to assume they produce Wegman’s deli meat line of “Food You Feel Good About.” Otherwise, it’s anyone’s guess.

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Lindsey graduated with an MBA in 2009. Since then, Lindsey has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Lindsey is also the head writer and Co-founder of Rvandplaya.com. Lindsey is based in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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