Consumer Reports ranks deli turkey

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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NEW YORK – Taste-testers at Consumer Reports recently issued ratings of 18 packaged turkey slices. The groups said the best deli meats ranked highest in tenderness, flavor and were made from whole meat sliced from the breast. All the selections received good scores for nutrition, according to Consumer Reports.

Turkey deli meats ranked “very good” in the Roasted category:
• Kirkland Signature
• Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh
• Oscar Mayer Carving Board
• Market Pantry Ultra Thin Less Sodium
• Applegate Naturals
• Bar-S Deli Shaved
• Hillshire Farm Deli Select Ultra Thin

Turkey deli meats ranked “good” in the Roasted category were:
• Buddig Deli Cuts
• Hillshire Farm Deli Select Ultra Thin Lower Sodium
• Hormel Natural Choice Deli
• Land O’Frost Premium
• Market Pantry Ultra Thin

In the smoked turkey deli meat category ranked “very good”:
• Oscar Mayer Carving Board Applewood
• Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh
• Hormel Natural Choice Deli

Products ranked “good” in the smoked turkey deli meat category were:
• Buddig Deli Cuts Hickory
• Hillshire Farms Deli Select Mesquite Ultra Thin
• Land O’Frost Premium Hickory

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