Fork in the Road Foods launched Non-GMO Project Verified gourmet sausages and hot dogs. Items will hit shelves in most regions of Whole Foods Market around the country beginning September 2015. The line includes six chicken and heirloom pork varieties.
"We are continually striving to improve our standards and take a better path," said Phil Gatto, CEO of Fork in the Road. "In speaking with our customers and farmers over the past few years, we knew that going non-GMO would be a step in the right direction. We are happy to offer consumers a product that is free of genetically modified organisms and meets our guidelines for animal welfare and quality."
Fork in the Road received Non-GMO Project Verification after a rigorous testing process to ensure all animal feed and product ingredients, as well as their manufacturing plant, met the Non-GMO Project Standard. As with all Fork in the Road products, the sausages are produced from meat raised without the use of antibiotics and added hormones, and is animal welfare certified under the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) 5-Step Program. Products contain no synthetic nitrates or nitrites, or artificial ingredients and preservatives.
"Whole Foods Market is excited to introduce Fork in the Road's new line of sausages and hot dogs from non-GMO fed chicken and pigs," said Becky Faudree, Whole Foods Market Global Senior Meat Coordinator. "We are proud of this exclusive partnership where we have both worked hard to bring our customers a new and unique product in the meat space."
Fork in the Road's new non-GMO sausage line includes:
• Vermont Maple Syrup Breakfast Sausage
• Bratwurst Made With Heirloom Pork
• Asian Style Pork Sausage with Ginger and Scallions
• Fire Roasted Fuji Apple Chicken Sausage
• Spicy Heirloom Pepper Chicken Sausage
• Honest Dogs™ Uncured Chicken Hot Dogs