BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Applegate's new, frozen Classic Pork Breakfast Sausage and Savory Turkey Breakfast Sausage contain no antibiotics, hormones, high-sodium or the fat usually stuffed into sausages, the company said.

"Breakfast sausage is often considered an indulgence to have on weekends or when families go out to breakfast because of fat and salt," said Linda Boardman, president of Applegate, a leading producer of natural and organic meats and cheeses. "Applegate starts with using the highest-quality meat from animals raised without antibiotics or hormones, and producing sausages with no added chemical nitrites, nitrates or fillers – so consumers get what they want: meat and spices, not what they don't want: high salt and fat, corn syrups and fillers."

The new heat-and-serve sausages will enter grocery freezer cases in February with a suggested retail price of $5.99 for a package of 10 sausages. The Savory Turkey Breakfast Sausage delivers a spicy kick while the Classic Pork Breakfast sausage evokes traditional, country flavor, the company said.

Compared to other brands, Applegate Classic Pork Breakfast Sausage contains 10% less sodium, 30% more protein and 15% less fat link to link, the company added.