BURGER ITEMS FOR THE ROLLER GRILL
AdvancePierre Foods introduced burger items designed for the roller grill. The Cheeseburger Roller Grill links feature juicy flame-broiled beef with cheesy chunks and savory burger flavor and bite, while the Jalapeño Cheeseburger Roller Grill links feature spicy, flame-broiled beef blended with diced jalapeños, onions and pepperjack cheese. Both links are infused with the company’s proprietary blends of seasonings and cheese, boast a 14-day refrigerated/12-month frozen shelf life and are sold 40 pieces to a case, available nationwide.
FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTIES
al fresco all natural launched all-natural, better-for-you Fully Cooked Chicken Patties in Roasted Pepper & Asiago, Spinach & Feta and Charbroiled – Lightly Seasoned with Sea Salt varieties. These fully cooked chicken patties are said to contain 50% less fat than traditional beef patties, and come fully-cooked in a resealable pouch; just heat and serve. They will be available in early 2015 in the freezer aisle.
Beaver Street Fisheries launched Grillman’s, a line of all-beef franks, available in all Meijer stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky; Stop & Shop stores in the New England and New York regions and all Giant Landover stores in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
JIM BEAM CHICKEN WINGS
Mistica Foods, LLC partnered with Jim Beam to develop Jim Beam ready-to-cook Honey Bourbon-Glazed Chicken Wings. The uncooked, frozen marinated wings are soaked in a honey bourbon sauce, and are available in both breaded and non-breaded varieties. Each 32-ounce package can be found in more than 1,000 Walmart stores nationwide.
ALL-NATURAL FRESH PORK
Smithfield Farmland introduced PRIME, a premium, all-natural fresh pork line that provides retailers with a top-of-the-line fresh pork product in the retail meat case. PRIME is said to be 20% more tender than other non-enhanced natural pork products. That’s because PRIME is sourced from market hogs sired by the company’s proprietary Duroc line and segregated from the general population during processing. Furthermore, the PRIME line is produced under a USDA process verification program that ensures no beta-agonist growth promotants are used. PRIME is available nationwide.
PEPPER & ONION SMOKED SAUSAGE
Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc., introduced EckrichFire-Roasted Pepper & Onion Smoked Sausage, cooked over natural hardwood with real bell peppers and sweet onions roasted over direct flames.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spiral Ham is now available for purchase in grocery stores nationwide.
BACON MADE FROM LESS FATTY SHOULDER
Applegate Naturals introduced Good Morning Bacon, made from less fatty pork shoulder. This bacon offers 60% less fat than typical bacon, and is available for a suggested retail price of $4.99 for an 8-ounce package.
DR PEPPER-FLAVORED WINGS
John Soules Foods partnered with Dr Pepper to create a new line of fully cooked Dr Pepper-flavored wings and BBQ. The fully cooked bone-in wings and pulled pork, beef and chicken are marinated with the bold authentic flavors of Dr Pepper Sweet & Smokin’ Barbeque sauce. Varieties include Dr Pepper BBQ Wings, Dr Pepper Teriyaki Wings, Clamato Zesty Wings, Dr Pepper Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce, Dr Pepper Pulled Chicken with BBQ Sauce and Dr Pepper Pulled Beef with BBQ Sauce. The new line is ready to serve in just five minutes, and is available at Walmart in select areas.
FULLY COOKED BREAKFAST LINKS
Johnsonville Sausage expanded its breakfast sausage offerings to include fully cooked breakfast links, available in the refrigerated meat sections of grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 for a 9.6-ounce, 12-link package. They come in Original Recipe, Vermont Maple Syrup and Turkey varieties, all made with premium cuts of pork and a signature spice blend.