August 1, 2007
Murray’s unveils antibiotic-free ground chicken burgers
Murray’s all-natural antibiotic-free Chicken Burgers are the latest addition to the company’s hassle-free Chicken Express label, promising tasty meals in less than five minutes. With three minutes on the grill or in the frying pan, that leaves time to pick your trimmings and build the perfect burger.
A healthy, lean alternative to the traditional burger with all the taste and none of the guilt, these patties pack a powerful punch in both the Classic and Italian Style varieties. Like all Murray’s products, our Chicken Burgers carry the Certified Humane Label. The burgers are packaged in a fully-recyclable and non-toxic tray, an alternative to the traditional Styrofoam packaging. Murray’s 4-ounce Chicken Burgers come four patties to the tray and are packed six one-pound trays to the case.
Carando releases Party Italian Style! Deli Meat Platter
When it comes to best of classic Italian deli meats, bring the new Carando Party Italian Style! Deli Meat Platter to the party. The sliced and plated authentic Italian deli meats will leave the retailer with customers clamoring for these ready-to-serve combinations. Retailers can merchandise this deli platter year-round for graduation, summer picnics, holidays, parties and sporting events. It is shipped eight platters (28 ounces each) in a 14-pound case. Carando (www.carando.com), located in Springfield, Mass., is a division of Farmland Foods, Inc., which is based in Kansas City, Mo.
Ball Park launches Cheese Franks
Ball Park, a division of Sara Lee Food & Beverage, announces the launch of Ball Park Cheese Franks — hearty beef, turkey and pork hot dogs with a cheese filling. Ball Park’s newest product line offers hot dog lovers a “big” cheese flavor for their hot dogs.
Ball Park Cheese Franks, along with Ball Park’s meat, beef and GrillMaster hot dogs, were recently honored with the “2007 Best Taste” award by the American Culinary Institute’s Chefs Best — a panel of independent professional chefs who honor products rated highest overall for taste and quality among leading brands. Ball Park franks were the only hot dogs to receive the award in 2007.
Hormel restages microwave meal solutions
To address the increasing demand for hot, filling and quick meal solutions, Hormel Foods has launched Hormel® Compleats™, convenient microwaveable meals available in more than 20 tasty, meat-filled varieties to satisfy hunger.
Hormel® Compleats™ utilize shelf-stable technology pioneered by Hormel Foods to provide tasty, portable and protein-rich meal solutions for on-the-go adults in the workplace or at home. The product has tripled in sales in the past three years, making it the fastest-growing product in the company’s grocery product division. The shelf-stable, microwaveable trays feature quality chicken, beef, turkey or tuna as well as flavorful vegetables and/or grains, such as pasta, potatoes or rice.
New Tornado flavor from Ruiz Foods
Consumers at C-stores and quick-serve foods outlets continue to choose foods that are convenient, flavorful and hot-to-go. In response, Ruiz Foods introduces a new 3-ounce El Monterey Tornado flavor — Firecracker Chicken — a hot wing-style medley of tender chicken and Monterey Jack cheese in a crispy seasoned tortilla.
El Monterey Tornados are soft flour tortillas rolled in crispy seasoned batter and stuffed with savory meats and real cheeses melted to perfection. Tornados were originally formulated to bring the authentic flavors of Mexican food to the C-store consumer while utilizing the convenience of the roller grill. Product is not only prepared on the roller grill, but then held warm on the roller grill or in the hot case.
Harris Ranch unveils premium burger line
Barbecue lovers everywhere will cheer the introduction of Harris Ranch’s Premium Natural Ground Beef Burgers. The frozen, 1/3-pound burgers are made exclusively from Angus cattle that have never received growth-promoting hormones or antibiotics and are fed an all-vegetarian, corn-based diet.
The Premium Natural Angus burgers are targeted to customers who demand convenience, quality, and added assurances, including burgers that are made exclusively from source- and age-verified Angus and include no added hormones or antibiotics — ever. Burgers are packaged in 2-lb boxes and are frozen and ready-to-grill.
Healthy options from Jennie-O Turkey Store
Jennie-O Turkey Store rolls out two healthier versions of American grilling favorites: new and improved turkey hot dogs and fully-cooked turkey bratwursts made with 100 percent premium turkey meat. The brats are available in three varieties: smoked, beer, and real cheddar, each with 50 percent less fat than pork varieties and just under half the calories. Jennie-O Turkey Store offers the only turkey beer brat in the category, made with Leinenkugel’s® Sunset Wheat beer.
The company is also introducing JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® Scooby-Doo™ Turkey Franks, a great option for parents concerned about nutrition and childhood obesity. This kid favorite has 30 percent less fat than beef franks.