Sara Lee introduces lower-sodium meat options
May 05, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — Sara Lee Deli is introducing several lower sodium sliced-to-order deli meats, including oven roasted turkey breast, honey ham, oven roasted chicken breast and roast beef.
"Our customers have told us they aren’t willing to sacrifice taste when it comes to buying lower sodium foods, which is why our new deli meat varieties offer the best of both worlds," said Jonathan Drake, vice-president of Sara Lee Deli. "When selecting the Sara Lee sliced-to-order lower sodium deli meats, an individual can create a great-tasting, tailor made, gourmet-style sandwich at home that’s delicious and nutritious. In addition, the behind-the-deli counter option can be more affordable given consumers only buy what they need, when they need it."
The new products have about 36% to 41% less sodium than U.S.D.A. data for the respective meat types, Sara Lee said.
The average suggested retail price ranges from $6.99 to $8.99 per lb depending on the area of the country.