December 1, 2007
1. Tyson expands dinner meats line
Tyson Foods, Inc. has expanded its offerings in the dinner meats category with three new, convenient products. Tyson® Refrigerated Heat ‘N Eat Entrées include fully-cooked Chicken Breast Medallions in Italian Herb Sauce, Chicken Breast Medallions in White Wine & Garlic Sauce and Beef Steak Tips in Bourbon Sauce.
The Chicken Breast Medallions in Italian Herb Sauce are tender, whole-muscle chicken breast medallions, slow-cooked in an Italian herb sauce. The Chicken Breast Medallions in White Wine & Garlic Sauce are also tender, whole-muscle chicken breast medallions, slow-cooked with herbs, garlic and white wine sauce. The Beef Steak Tips in Bourbon Sauce include tender, seasoned steak tips that are marinated in a bourbon sauce and slow-cooked. The new products are sold in 17 ounce packages, contain no preservatives and have been vacuum sealed for freshness. Like other Tyson® Refrigerated Heat ‘N Eat Entrées, they can be heated in a microwave oven in four minutes or in a conventional oven in 20 minutes.
2. Applegate Farms offers new organic sausages, franks
Applegate Farms introduces four new sausages that are made from organic, certified humane pork. They include three flavors of fully cooked Organic Pork Dinner Sausage — Kielbasa, Bratwurst and Andouille, which are available in 12-ounce packages. Also available is The Greatest Little Organic Smokey Pork Cocktail Frank, small franks that are flavored with fresh garlic and gently smoked. The franks will be sold in 12-ounce packages.
3. Cargill launches Australian grain-fed beef line
Cargill Meat Solutions, Wichita, Kan., is introducing the Excel‰ Australian Grain Fed Beef brand, an extension of the Excel‰ Fresh Meats brand.
The new branded offerings will be sold in similarly marked boxes as North American Excel‰ grain-fed beef but will include distinctive markings to designate it as Australian grain-fed beef.
Cargill’s fed-cattle processing facility in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, processes the Excel‰ Australian Grain Fed Beef brand.
The Excel‰ Australian Grain Fed Beef brand is selected from grain-fed Bos Taurus cattle that are raised in Southern Australia. The animals are fed a mix of steam-flaked wheat, cottonseed and other supplements that are designed to deliver tender beef with a rich color, Cargill reports.
In addition to Excel‰ Australian Grain Fed Beef, Cargill Beef Australia will soon launch Riverine‰ premium grain-fed beef, while continuing to offer Australian Angus Beef and grass-fed beef.