LOMBARD, Ill. – Nathan’s all-beef and pork/beef loop sausage, now made with Angus beef, were launched by Specialty Foods Group Inc. (SFG) under license from Nathan’s Famous Systems Inc.

Nathan’s Loop Sausage made with Angus beef is available in two varieties: Beef Smoked Sausage, made with 100% Angus beef, and Beef & Pork Polska Kielbasa, the beef portion of which is Angus.

There has been a surge in the number of meat products launched containing Angus beef, according to AC Nielsen (52-week period ending 6/12/10). The hot-dog category alone nearly doubled between the summers of 2009 and 2010. “Consumers are embracing products made with Angus beef,” said Janet Sweeney, director of marketing for Specialty Foods Group.

Nathan’s Famous Sausage is produced by Specialty Foods Group, a leading US producer and marketer of a wide variety of premium branded and private-label processed meat products.