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Clean Label Trending in Meat Innovation


Meat & Poultry

Cleaner meat innovation is trending, with new meat and poultry product launches featuring such claims as sugar-free, organic, non-GMO, humanely-raised, free-range and antibiotic- and hormone-free.

Applegate, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods, is introducing Applegate Naturals No Sugar Bacon. The humanely raised, hickory smoked bacon is gluten-free and casein free.

“With a growing demand for sugar-free options, we’re excited to deliver a bacon that supports the needs of those looking to reduce their sugar intake, while upholding Applegate values – making products with humanely-raised meats and simple ingredients,” said Nicole Glenn, vice president of marketing for Applegate. “Providing worry-free meats people want to eat is vital to us and this new bacon is a product we’re proud to offer.”