Ruiz Foods introduces El Monterey Chimi Rolls — a 4-ounce chimichanga in two new authentic Mexican flavors, tightly rolled for easy on-the-go eating — perfect for the foodservice or convenience store hot-to-go case. Each El Monterey Chimi Roll uses quality meats and cheese, Mexican spices and freshly baked tortillas. The two flavors currently offered are Spicy Steak, Potato and Cheese, and Chicken, Green Chili and Cheese.

New variety joins Perdue Sandwich Builders lineup

Perdue® Sandwich Builders® introduces Honey Smoked Turkey Ham to its line of pre-sliced meats. This unique flavor profile has approximately 25 percent less sodium per serving than regular pork ham, and it is a very economical choice — costing operators around 25 percent less (per pound) than the pork ham equivalent. The entire Perdue Sandwich Builders Sliced Meats line is conveniently and consistently packaged to make any business a creative sandwich powerhouse.

Healthy Choice Café Steamers tops IRI mid-year charts

ConAgra Foods’ Healthy Choice Café Steamers product was named “best selling new food or beverage product through mid-year 2008” by Information Resources Inc. (IRI), a worldwide provider of consumer, shopper, and retail market intelligence and insights. The IRI award is a reflection of dollar sales of all new food and beverage products in the United States for the first half of the calendar year as tracked by IRI. Healthy Choice Café Steamers also ranked in the top 2 percent of all successful product introductions over the past five years, according to IRI.

The IRI award is based on a review of all new food and beverage products introduced into the marketplace between February of 2007 and July of 2007. To be considered, new products must achieve and maintain at least 30 percent ACV distribution in the food and beverage channel and must earn a minimum of $7.5 million in net sales at the end of their first year in market.

Stubb's, Thanasi Foods launch meat-snack line

Thanasi Foods LLC and Stubb’s Legendary Kitchen have teamed up to develop a line of meat snacks featuring the nationally recognized sauces from Stubb’s. Stubb’s Spicy Bar-B-Q Beef Brisket Strips and Stubb’s Texas Teriyaki Beef Jerky kick off the line, with the brisket strips representing the first such snack distributed nationally, according to a company release.

Angus Brands, Yoke's markets partner on gourmet take-home meals

Now available from Angus Brands and Yoke’s Fresh Markets in eastern Washington and Idaho, Bold Eats is for people who love to eat but hate to slave over meals. The Bold Eats line offers consumers the best of both worlds: gourmet-quality meals with convenience built in. Meals can be seared, simmered and served in 20 minutes or less. Bold Eats are available in seven varieties, including Chicken & Chorizo Succotash, Oaxaca Beef, and YinYang Beef, among others.