Niman Ranch Announces the Availability of Fourteen New Convenient Value-Added and Prepared Meat Products

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Niman Ranch introduces new natural meat products that are pre-cut and pre-cooked. The pork, Canadian bacon, smoked ham and salame products come from animals that were raised on all-vegetarian feed, without antibiotics. They are available for retail and foodservice purchase.

Niman Ranch, the largest network of U.S. family farmers and ranchers raising livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably, today announced the availability of 14 convenient, new, value-added fresh and prepared natural meat products for retail and foodservice purchase. The new products, available for purchase now, include fully cooked pulled pork with barbeque sauce, uncured ¼ boneless applewood smoked ham, retail ready fresh pork loin, uncured Canadian bacon, and several varieties of nitrate free artisanal salames.

"We're combing the finest tasting natural meats our retail and food service customers expect from us with the added convenience of pre-cut and pre-cooked choices. Like our other products, they come from animals born and humanely raised in the U.S. by small family farmers and ranchers. Our suppliers never use antibiotics or added hormones. They feed their livestock all-vegetarian feeds," said Jeff Swain, chief executive officer at Niman Ranch.

All of the new products were crafted with convenience in mind while still adhering to Niman Ranch's strict animal husbandry guidelines and gold standard for producing the finest tasting meat in the world through traditional methods and the finest ingredients. Some of the new products include:

  •     Fully Cooked Pulled Pork with Barbeque Sauce (16 ounces) - Convenience is key for today's busy consumer and chef. Just in time for summer, Niman Ranch's Pulled Pork with Barbecue Sauce serves up a delicious BBQ pork lunch or dinner in a fraction of time it would take to prepare at home. The pork is slow smoked over hard-wood and then combined with a delicious barbeque sauce that perfectly accentuates the succulent pork.
  •     1/3 Retail Ready Fresh Pork Loin - A Niman Ranch classic now offered in a smaller size, this two pound pork loin comes already trimmed and makes an ideal choice for roasting, grilling or portioning into chops.
  •     Uncured Canadian Bacon - This fully-cooked breakfast favorite starts with pork that is slow smoked over applewood to give it the delectable flavor Niman Ranch customers expect, and without the use of any nitrates or nitrites.
  •     ¼ Uncured Boneless Applewood Smoked Ham - This convenient, smaller version of Niman Ranch's nitrate-free ½ pound uncured ham is slow smoked over applewood for a smoky flavor that's balanced with a hint of sweetness.

Niman Ranch is proud to also announce the availability of its new line of nitrate free artisan salames. Each salame is crafted using old world techniques to deliver the depth of flavor and superb texture of the finest traditional salames. The ten new salames, and the various sizes in each variety, include:

  •     Italian Dry Salame (8 ounce chub, 12 ounce pillow pack and 2 pound. slicing stick) - This Italian classic with a San Francisco twist uses a complement of spices, full-bodied wine and select cuts of pork to bring out the richness and unique aroma of this slow-cured specialty meat.
  •     Herb Salame (8 ounce stick) - This salame stick is hand rolled in a subtle blend of fine crushed herbs, then slow-aged for a rich, tantalizing flavor.
  •     Pepper Salame (8 ounce chub, 10 ounce pillow pack and 2 pound slicing stick) - This classic country-style salame is mildly spiced, laced with wine and hand-rolled in freshly cracked peppercorns.
  •     Cajun Salame (8 ounce stick) - This one-of-a-kind creation marries the best Italian and Cajun traditions of sweet fennel and hot peppers.
  •     Sopressata (8 ounce chub and 3 pound slicing stick) - The distinctive flavor of this coarsely ground meat, made robust with sweet fennel, hot peppers, paprika and red wine,is brought out by the aging process.

Like all other Niman Ranch products, the 14 new products are packed following strict standards, meaning they are humanely processed and closely inspected by employees and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). For more information, or to order meats online please visit http://www.nimanranch.com.

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