Breakfast Sizzles with Less Fat and No Antibiotics

New Applegate Pork and Turkey Sausages Debut in Freezer Case

Jan 31, 2011, 08:00 ET from Applegate

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether they are cooked in a skillet or heated in a microwave, Applegate's new Classic Pork Breakfast Sausage and Savory Turkey Breakfast Sausage give consumers all of the taste, with none of the antibiotics, hormones, high-sodium and fat usually stuffed into sausages.

"Breakfast sausage is often considered an indulgence to have on weekends or when families go out to breakfast because of fat and salt," according to Linda Boardman, president of Applegate, the leading producer of natural and organic meats and cheeses. "Applegate starts with using the highest-quality meat from animals raised without antibiotics or hormones, and producing sausages with no added chemical nitrites, nitrates or fillers – so consumers get what they want: meat and spices, not what they don't want:  high salt and fat, corn syrups and fillers."

The new heat-and-serve sausages join Applegate favorites Chicken & Apple, Chicken & Sage and Chicken & Maple in grocery freezer cases in February 2011 with a suggested retail price of $5.99 for a package of 10 sausages. The Savory Turkey Breakfast Sausage delivers a spicy kick while the Classic Pork Breakfast sausage evokes traditional, country flavor.  

Compared to other brands, Applegate Classic Pork Breakfast Sausage contains 10 percent less sodium, 30 percent more protein, and 15 percent less fat link to link.*

About Applegate

For more than 20 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products.  Natural can mean many things, but when Applegate says their products are natural, consumers are guaranteed that the meat inside is:

  • Raised without antibiotics or hormones
  • From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet and treated with humane animal standards
  • Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
  • Free of artificial ingredients and preservatives

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*Based on comparison of available nutrition information of two leading brands by certified registered dietitian.

SOURCE Applegate