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·         Smithfield Foods launches Skinnygirl deli meats line

US meat group Smithfield Foods has launched a new line of better-for-you cold meats under the Skinnygirl brand…

 

·         Smithfield Partners With Award-Winning Chefs to Celebrate Prime All Natural Premium Fresh Pork Collection

Culinary Stars To Develop Original Creations Showcasing That Not All Pork Is Created Equal

 

·         Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® Partners With Harris Teeter to Donate More Than 80,000 Pounds of Protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

 

 

Smithfield Foods launches Skinnygirl deli meats line

 

By Helen Arnold, Just-Food

19 May 2017

 

US meat group Smithfield Foods has launched a new line of better-for-you cold meats under the Skinnygirl brand.

 

Smithfield, which is the licensee for Skinnygirl Market Fresh Deli, said: "At less than 80 calories a serving, the latest additions to the Skinnygirl portfolio, which include Herb Encrusted Turkey Breast, Cane Sugar Sweet Uncured Ham, Clover Honey Smoked Turkey Breast and Applewood Smoked Ham, are aimed at health conscious weight-watching young women."

 

"The products have no added preservatives, artificial ingredients or added nitrates and nitrites, and have been endorsed by the American Heart Association for their lower salt and fat content," Smithfield said.

 

Mike Paribello, senior director of new brands and categories for Smithfield Foods, said: "Skinnygirl Market Fresh Deli gives consumers exactly what they're looking for — a convenient protein option that doesn't sacrifice flavour. "We're excited to bring a healthy solution to the refrigerated aisle and show how pre-packaged lunchmeat can be low in calories but high in flavour."

 

Skinnygirl founder and CEO Bethenny Frankel said:

 

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Smithfield Partners With Award-Winning Chefs to Celebrate Prime All Natural Premium Fresh Pork Collection

Culinary Stars To Develop Original Creations Showcasing That Not All Pork Is Created Equal

 

Source: Smithfield Foods

via Nasdaq/GlobeNewswire - May 18, 2017

 

SMITHFIELD, Va., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield is proud to announce its yearlong partnership with award-winning chefs from across the country who will develop mouthwatering recipes featuring Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork, an all-natural premium line of hand-trimmed fresh pork. Each recipe will showcase the superior quality and versatility of the Smithfield Prime collection and inspire consumers to cook with only the best ingredients at home. This carefully selected group of “pork-centric” chefs includes James Beard Foundation award winners and nominees, renowned restaurateurs, and cooking competition show finalists, who will bring their own style and personal touch to each unique recipe. The acclaimed chefs include: Seamus Mullen (New York), Jose Garces (Philadelphia), Colby Garrelts (Kansas City, Mo.), Jose Mendin (Miami), John Tesar (Dallas), Michael & David Cordúa (Houston), Seth Adams (Park City, Utah), Paul Virant (Chicago), and Tuffy Stone (Richmond, Va.).

 

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Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork is a line of premium, all-natural fresh pork that is certifiably 20 percent more tender than other leading brands of all-natural pork. The Smithfield Prime collection is hand-trimmed and sourced from America’s most trusted farms, using a specialty breed of Duroc hogs and some of the most stringent quality standards in the industry. Thus, Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork products naturally have exceptional color, increased marbling, and enhanced flavor, creating an elevated eating experience.

 

“Award-winning chefs understand the importance of cooking with high quality ingredients, especially when it comes to protein,” said Dedra Berg, senior director of fresh pork marketing for Smithfield Foods. “We are thrilled to partner with some of the best chefs in the country to inspire at-home cooks to create a premium meal experience using Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork. Not all pork is created equal, and Smithfield Prime is the best fresh pork to cook with because it is naturally tender and juicy.”

 

Smithfield Prime 2017 Chef Partners:

 

·         Seamus Mullen (New York, NY): Owner and head chef of Tertulia and El Colmado. Mullen is a three-time James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: New York City” nominee, finalist on Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef,” and James Beard Foundation “Best New Restaurant” finalist for Tertulia.

·         Jose Garces (Philadelphia, PA): Garces operates more than 15 restaurants across the country, including Amada, Distrito, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, Volvér, Rural Society, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda, 24 Wood Fired Fare, Olón, Okatshe, and Ortzi, as well as Bayamo and Pincho Tapas Bar on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape. Garces was the 2009 recipient of the James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” award, as well as the winner of Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef” in 2009.

·         Colby Garrelts (Kansas City, MO): Chef and co-owner of Bluestem and rye with his wife, Pastry Chef Megan Garrelts. Garrelts was the 2013 recipient of the James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: Midwest” award and was named one of the “Top 10 Best New Chefs” by Food & Wine in 2005. His restaurant Bluestem was also a semifinalist for the 2017 James Beard Foundation “Outstanding Restaurant” award.

·         Jose Mendin (Miami, FL): Founding partner and chef of Pubbelly Restaurant Group who oversees the culinary vision of Pubbelly Noodlebar (Miami Beach); Pubbelly Sushi (Miami Beach, Brickell City Centre, American Airlines Arena, Casa de Campo); Food Republic (aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape) and Pawn Broker (Miami). Mendin recently opened Pubbelly Ysla (Puerto Rico) and Pubbelly Sushi Market (Aventura), and is also opening a Pubbelly Sushi location in Dadeland later this year. Mendin is a five-time James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: South” award nominee and was also nominated for the Food & Wine “Best Chef” award in 2014.

·         John Tesar (Dallas, TX): Owner and executive chef of Knife at the Highland Dallas hotel. Tesar appeared on seasons 10 and 14 of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” He is a four-time James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: Southwest” semifinalist and is also set to open Knife Burger and Knife Plano later this year. His first book, “Knife: Texas Steakhouse Meals at Home,” was published in May 2017.

·         Michael & David Cordúa (Houston, TX): The father and son duo are chefs and founding partners of Cordúa Restaurants, whose brands include Churrascos, Americas, Artista, Amazon Grill, and Cordúa Catering. Michael Cordúa is a three-time James Beard “Best Chef: Southwest” semifinalist, was previously named by Food & Wine as one of the “Top Ten Chefs” in America, and was inducted into the prestigious Food & Wine Hall of Fame in 2008. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, David Cordúa was named “Up & Coming Chef of the Year” by the Houston Culinary Awards, “40 Under 40” by the Houston Business Journal and “Houston Truffle Chef of the Year” by Les Dames d'Escoffier since becoming Executive Chef of Cordúa Restaurants in 2009.

·         Seth Adams (Park City, UT): Executive chef and co-owner of Riverhorse on Main. Riverhorse on Main has been awarded the AAA Four-Diamond Award, DiRoNA Award, and Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating. Adams has also served as the annual host for the James Beard Foundation “Celebrity Chef Tour.”

·         Paul Virant (Chicago, IL): Chef and owner of Vie and Vistro. Virant is a four-time James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: Great Lakes” finalist, and was named “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine in 2007 and “Best New Chef” by Chicago Magazine in 2005. He also received the 2007 Jean Banchet Award for Culinary Excellence as “Top Celebrity Chef” and has competed on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.” His flagship restaurant, Vie, earned a Michelin star in 2011.

·         Tuffy Stone (Richmond, VA): Stone is a classically-trained French chef, accomplished pitmaster, and the owner of Q Barbecue restaurants and A Sharper Palate Catering. His professional barbecue team “Cool Smoke” has earned Grand Champion titles in nearly every major competition, including back-to-back wins at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue®, a win at the 2015 Kingsford Invitational, and in 2016, became the first team to win the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational three times. Stone served as judge and host on Destination America’s “BBQ Pitmasters” for six seasons, and was also the esteemed host of the James Beard Foundation Sizzling Summertime Barbecue event at The Beard House in 2016.

 

To learn more about the award-winning chefs, the Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork line of products, and to view the chefs’ original recipes, visit www.Smithfield.com/PrimeChefs.

 

About Smithfield

A leading provider of high-quality pork products, Smithfield was founded in 1936 in Smithfield, Virginia, establishing the town as the “Ham Capital of the World.” From hand-trimmed bacon and slow-smoked holiday hams to marinated tenderloins, Smithfield brings artistry, authenticity and a commitment to heritage, flavor, and handcrafted excellence to everything it produces. With a vast product portfolio including smoked meats, hams, bacon, sausage, ribs, and a wide variety of fresh pork cuts, the company services retail, foodservice, and deli channels across the United States and 30 countries abroad. All of Smithfield’s products meet the highest quality and safety standards in the industry. To learn more about how Flavor Hails from Smithfield, please visit www.Smithfield.com, www.Twitter.com/SmithfieldBrand, and www.Facebook.com/CookingWithSmithfield. Smithfield is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

 

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

 

Media Contact:

 

Hunter PR for Smithfield

Morgan Calef

mcalef@hunterpr.com

(212) 679-6600

 

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Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® Partners With Harris Teeter to Donate More Than 80,000 Pounds of Protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

 

Source: Smithfield Foods

via Nasdaq/GlobeNewswire - May 18, 2017

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with Harris Teeter to donate more than 80,000 pounds of protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The donation, equivalent to more than 320,000 servings, will help families fight hunger across the Charlotte metro area where one in seven individuals are food insecure.

 

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“Smithfield has been one of our strongest partners in helping feed hungry families in North Carolina, and is known for supporting food banks across the country through their Helping Hungry Homes program,” said Kay Carter, CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. “This donation is very timely as we approach the end of the school year, when many of the families we serve rely more heavily on the food bank as school meals are missing during the summer months. We appreciate the partnership and commitment of Smithfield to bring this substantial donation to our area.”

 

Smithfield and Harris Teeter representatives presented the donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina at the event this morning. Members from all three organizations discussed food insecurity in the local community and the significance of this donation in helping the more than 480,000 individuals who face hunger each day in the food bank’s service area, one in five are children.

 

“Harris Teeter, much like Smithfield, is committed to ending hunger in the many communities we call home,” said Lea Ramsey, communication specialist for Harris Teeter. “Together, we are proud to support and give back to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, an organization that works each day to alleviate hunger and improve food security across the Charlotte metro area.”

 

Smithfield’s donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina was a part of the Helping Hungry Homes® 2017 nationwide donation tour. Throughout the annual tour, Smithfield will provide large-scale protein donations to more than 50 food banks across the country. This donation adds to the more than 65 million servings of protein donated since 2011.

 

“At Smithfield, we know that we are stronger when we join forces with local organizations, like Harris Teeter, that share our passion to end hunger and improve food security across the country,” said Dennis Pittman, senior director of hunger relief for Smithfield Foods. “We hope this donation and its positive impact on the Charlotte community will inspire others to become further involved in local hunger-relief efforts by volunteering at the food bank.”

 

Following today’s event, Helping Hungry Homes® will visit Arnold, Pennsylvania Tuesday, May 23 and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thursday, May 25. For more information about Helping Hungry Homes® and a list of upcoming donation events, visit helpinghungryhomes.com.

 

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan's Famous, Farmland, Armour, John Morrell, Cook's, Kretschmar, Gwaltney, Curly's, Margherita, Carando, Healthy Ones, Krakus, Morliny and Berlinki. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

 

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina - serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In FY2015-2016, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 50 million pounds of food and household items to almost 650 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

 

About Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 30,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

 

Media Contacts:

 

Dalton Agency for Smithfield

Kaytee Allaben

(904) 226-9890

kallaben@daltonagency.com

 

Second Harvest

Delilah Roseborough

(704) 805-1711

droseborough@secondharvest.org

 

Harris Teeter

Lea Ramsey

(704) 238-3702

lmramsey@harristeeter.com

 

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