"We pride ourselves on only launching products that we are confident will succeed in the lunchroom and make a positive impact on students' meal choices," says Kevin Potter, VP of Sales."Schools have long been asking for a chicken hot dog and mini corn dog that meet school nutrition regulations, but still resemble options that kids see outside of school."
The Chickentopia™ line of products boasts an extensive list of clean label attributes, including the utilization of chicken that has never, ever been given antibiotics and never, ever fed animal byproducts. "When we started this process over 6 months ago, we knew we wouldn't stop until we made the best product out there," says Gary Hamm, VP of Marketing, of the hot dog and mini corn dog. "Both of these items are nitrate and nitrite free, contain less than 280mg of sodium and actually taste like a hot dog you'd pick up at the ballpark."
In addition to not adding nitrates or nitrites to its products, Somma Food Group has vowed to avoid using fillers or mechanically separated chicken, ingredients commonly found in most hot dog and corn dog products. The company hopes to see the hot dog and mini corn dog on school menus as early as next semester, and has already begun conversations to get the products into several of the country's top school districts.
About Somma Food Group:
Somma Food Group is a diversified provider of premium-grade chicken, dairy and finished food products for foodservice and retail end markets. Somma Food Group's products are produced under a portfolio of brands including Chickentopia™, Merrywood Farms™, and Somma. These dynamic brands deliver unique, leading-edge food solutions and uncompromised quality with the health and satisfaction of the end consumer in mind. To learn more about Somma Food Group, visit www.sommafoods.com.
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