Creta Farms launches healthier sausage line
Oct. 13, 2011
OAK BROOK, Ill. – Creta Farms, an established brand in European grocers and delicatessens, is launching a healthier alternative line of sausages.
"A tailgating favorite this time of year, our new line of sausages are truly a game changer," said Tim Roush, CEO of Creta Farms. "Americans will now have a healthy game-time food option that is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol, and high on taste. Our sausages are a great option for consumers looking for the robust flavor they expect from sausages, with up to less than half the saturated fat."
Product is available in three varieties. Beef Smoked, Smoked and Cheese Smoked Creta Farms Sausages are made with pork, beef and cheddar. By removing a portion of the animal fat and replacing it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), Creta Farms Sausages feature up to 24 percent fewer calories and up to 53 percent less saturated fat than similar products.
"Saturated fat is found primarily in meats, butter, cream, ice cream and other foods containing animal fat. Saturated fat in the diet raises bad cholesterol in the blood," said Katie Clark, MPH, RD, CDE and Creta Farms spokeswoman. "By removing a portion of the animal fat and replacing it with EVOO, Creta Farms Sausages are a better-for-you option for consumers who still want to enjoy a game day favorite without sacrificing flavor or health.”
Creta Farms Sausages are available at Safeway stores with a suggested retail price of $5.49.
In other news, Creta Farms plans to launch a line of hot dogs and bologna in the US, which have been certified by the American Heart Association (AHA). These hot dogs are the first to be AHA-certified, the company said. Products displaying the heart-check mark meet AHA food criteria for saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium for healthy people over age two.
Based in Athens, Greece, Creta Farms is one of the largest and most specialized food production companies in Europe.