ABOUT APPLEGATE FOODESERVICE
Applegate is passionately committed to its mission- Changing The Meat We Eat®– and providing clean, crave-able meat options such as bulk deli meats, fresh pork, burgers, hot dogs, pizza toppings, and snacks to everyone from independents to national chains through its foodservice.
Applegate® products are made without GMO ingredients and all pork, beef, and poultry sourced by Applegate is third-party certified for higher animal welfare through organizations such as Global Animal Partnership® and Certified Humane®.
Natural can mean many things, but to Applegate, natural means our food is:
- From animals that are Applegate Humanely Raised without antibiotics, added hormones or growth promotants
- From animals fed a vegetarian or pasture-centered diet (our beef is 100 percent grass-fed)
- Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
- Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives
Applegate became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015. For more information about Applegate foodservice products, visit www.applegatefoodservice.com
About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly® guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.