OAKWOOD, Ga. – Wayne Farms LLC in partnership with Crescent Foods are promoting an expanded line of Halal compliant frozen chicken products for foodservice, deli, retail and club customers.
The lineup features boneless skinless chicken breast fillets individually frozen and packaged in 5-lb. resealable gusseted bags. This product is immediately available at Costco Wholesale stores on the East Coast and soon will be available in Midwest Costco stores this month. Other products include:
- fully cooked crescent-shaped chicken nuggets available for foodservice and retail;
- par-fried breaded chicken tenders foodservice and deli; and
- par-fried breaded chicken chunks also available for foodservice and deli.
These products are packaged in 3-lb. bags.
Claims made for Crescent Foods’ chicken products include hand-slaughtering of each chicken; chickens fed only a vegetable and grain diet; no animal by-products in feed; no antibiotics ever; and humane animal care verified, annually, by an independent third party.
The companies noted that expanded slaughter and harvesting practices at two Alabama processing plants ensure that finished products feature attributes such as All Natural (no artificial ingredients and minimally processed); and no preservatives, MSG, coloring agents or fillers.
“Flexibility and collaboration in creating an amazing chicken experience for all of our customers has never been more important,” said Tom Bell, vice president of prepared foods for Wayne Farms. “Offering ‘choice’ is part of our DNA, and we’re proud of our proven ability to scale-up and expand Halal offerings that meet and exceed stringent quality standards set by Crescent Foods — a well-known and highly regarded leader in their industry.”