Columbus Craft Meats, Hayward, Calif., launched a new line of pre-sliced, uncured, antibiotic-free salami in select retailers nationwide.
The varieties entail:
Uncured Italian Dry Salami, a variety native to San Francisco, made with California red wine and crushed peppercorns.
Uncured Genoa Salami, a mild salami with hints of garlic.
Uncured Pepperoni, an American classic, with spicy and smoky notes from paprika.
"Unrivaled quality has made us the fastest-growing brand in the deli meat category," says Joe Ennen, chief executive officer. "For the past 100 years, we've been stubborn about not changing the recipes of our products, but one of the changes we are making is converting to meat from animals raised without antibiotics. It's the right thing to do."