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Giant Launches Private Brand “No Antibiotics Ever” Pork Line

BonelessPorkChopsGiant Food of Landover, Maryland, is launching its Giant Private Brand “No Antibiotics Ever” line of pork products. In addition to containing zero antibiotics and hormones, Giant’s newest line of pork offerings is 100-percent vegetarian fed. Now available in all Giant stores, these select pork cuts continue Giant’s commitment to offering the highest quality products while helping customers save money and eat well.

“Giant Food is excited to continue developing products that taste great, are in step with consumer trends and offer customers our own line of Giant Private Brand ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ pork selections,” said Gordon Reid, President, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “With this addition, we further promote our commitment to providing customers with the highest quality fresh pork products that allow them to eat well while saving money.”

Customers interested in trying these cuts of pork can look for the Giant Food logo and the “No Antibiotics Ever” label in their meat cases. The following line of pork products is available under Giant’s Own Brand “No Antibiotics Ever” label:

  • Bone In Chops
  • Boneless Chops
  • Boneless Sirloin Chops

The newest line of pork cuts is one of the many Giant Private Brands customers can purchase, ranging from household items to snacks and produce. Last Thanksgiving, Giant Food introduced Giant’s Nature’s Promise brand antibiotic and growth hormone-free turkeys. They will reintroduce this offer during the upcoming Thanksgiving season.

Sesame King Introduces Mix and Serve Hummus Kit

Sesame King has launched its Sesame King Mix and Serve Hummus Kit, which gives consumers the ability to make delicious homemade hummus in minutes. The kit contains a 15.5-ounce can of chickpeas, a 4-ounce pouch of Sesame King tahini paste and a packet of proprietary special seasoning that takes all the guess work out of making delicious hummus. The hummus is all natural, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan approved, trans fat free, cholesterol free and kosher certified. The new kit provides consumers with everything needed to prepare fresh traditional style hummus in the comfort of their own home in just minutes. The hummus is all natural with a subtle, delightful aroma and is rich in texture, fresh and delicious.

“We are very excited to be introducing our new hummus kit to retailers and consumers across the United States,” said Emile Maroun of Sesame King. “Consumers and retailers are looking for safe, new, exciting and innovated healthy products, and we believe that our Sesame King Hummus Kit meets and exceeds those expectations.”

Sesame King also offers consumers a line of tahini pastes that come in 16-ounce plastic jars and are available in Roasted, Light Roasted, Garlic, Olive Oil, Cajun, Honey and Chocolate flavors. Each flavor is rich in proteins and vitamins, made with no additives or preservatives, peanut and tree nut free, trans fat free, gluten free and kosher certified. Both the Roasted and Light Roasted Tahini pastes are Non-GMO Project verified. Sesame King tahini is the only manufacturer to pasteurize its tahini to ensure a clean, healthy and safe product for consumer usage.

Sesame King’s mix and serve Hummus Kit provides consumers with a powerful nutritional food choice that packs a kaleidoscope of healthy inclusions:

  • Tahini is richer in protein than milk, yogurt, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, soya, sunflower, wheat germ and pecan nuts.
  • Tahini contains natural lecithin, which reduces blood fat levels and provides protection from environmental pollutants such as nicotine.
  • Tahini provides substantial amounts of many vitamins, including Vitamin E, which slows the aging of body cells and helps maintain proper focusing of the eyes.
  • Tahini is also one of the best sources of Vitamin T (very few foods are). Vitamin T improves memory and concentration in combination with phosphorous also present in tahini, providing a potent brain and nerve food.

“As a leading manufacturer of tahini, our never ending goal is to produce tahini products that taste great and provide consumers with a healthy food choice. Healthy is good. Healthy and tasty is fantastic,” added Maroun.

Sesame King Tahini can be found at such fine retailers as Whole Food Markets, Market Basket, Shaw’s, King’s Supermarkets, Wise Markets, Tops Market, Balducci’s, Spartan Nash, Safeway Eastern, Albertsons South West, Acme, Pete’s Fresh Markets and Citarella Markets and at Restaurant Depots and many other fine markets and specialty health food stores or order online at www.sesameking.com and www.amazon.com.

Awards Recognize Schuman Cheese Innovation

With a whopping 15 new medals to its credit, Schuman Cheese is seeing the fruits of a growing focus on innovation and product development. Several new-to-market varieties earned acclaim, alongside the company’s flagship Cello brand and popular Montforte cheeses.

Three varieties from the just-launched Yellow Door Creamery Alpine collection medaled at the International Cheese Awards (ICA) competition; the collection also earned recognition at the American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging & Competition.

“Seeing our traditional cheeses earn recognition in the industry is gratifying because it means we’re consistently crafting quality cheeses that stand the test of time,” said Christophe Megevand, Head Cheesemaker at Schuman Cheese. “As exciting as that is, it’s also a real delight to see our newest cheeses capturing attention. Bringing exceptional new products to market takes hard work and patience, and these adventurous new flavors are showing us that the effort has been worthwhile.”

Alpine Altu, an earthy, nutty cheese inspired by Gruyere, won ICA’s Best USA Cheese/Washed Rind category, with Alpine Monteau earning a silver medal in the same category. Monteau, which combines intense fruity flavors with a hint of butter and hazelnut, went on to place third in the American Made/International Style Open category at ACS. Also at ACS, a third variety in the collection earned recognition. The Valis, tested under heat to prove its dreamy melting performance, placed third in the Raclette-Style category, under the Washed Rind division.

Bergamot & Hibiscus Rubbed Fontina, a brand new flavor in Yellow Door Creamery’s Hand Rubbed line, finished second in ICA’s Best USA Cheese with Additives category. These rich and creamy fontina wheels get their signature herbal and floral notes from a custom bergamot and hibiscus spice blend that is applied by hand. In the ACA Flavored Cheeses division, a sister variety, Tuscan Rubbed Fontina, also earned recognition with a second place finish in the Rubbed-Rind category.

Schuman’s Montforte cheeses have long been competition favorites, and this year was no exception. Montforte Blue topped the Best USA Cheese/Blue category at ICA, and Montforte Gorgonzola checked in a third in the same category.

A trio of awards for the Cello brand family rounded out the ICA competition. Cello Grated Parmesan finished second in its Grated Cheese (non-UK) category; Cello Fontal took third in the Best USA Soft/Semi Soft category; and the Cello Variety Pack earned a bronze in the Sliced Cheese (non-UK) category.

Schuman’s Cello Organic Copper Kettle Parmesan earned first place, while Cello Artisan Parmesan won third, in the ACS Italian Type Cheeses/Grating category. Cello Fontal took second in the Traditional Regional Cheese category, also in the Italian Type Cheeses division, and Cello Asiago finished in a tie for third in the same category.

The 120th International Cheese Awards at Nantwich combined nearly 5,700 entries from around the globe and 250 expert judges at the world’s largest cheese show. More than 50 different countries participated in this year’s contest.

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