Meat & Seafood

High Quality Everyday Favorite Beef Hot Dogs should be pink to brick red in color. The signature aromas of a high quality hot dog should be the most evident flavors.

High Quality Summer Sausage has a tender bite and a meaty chew. It’s meaty flavor leaves a rich mouth coating. The aroma/flavor profile is meaty, or beefy as appropriate, and fatty.

High quality canned chicken should lead with cooked chicken in both the aroma and flavor profiles. There may also be “roasty,” brine, herb and fat notes present to add to the cooked chicken character.

High quality stock has strong chicken flavor with vegetable back notes. It’s salty, a little sweet, and provides some mouth weight.

High quality deli shaved chicken should be an ivory to light beige color. Shaved chicken should be thinly sliced, with the slices mostly intact. The aroma should not have a generic poultry quality but be clearly chicken, though it may be low in overall intensity.

High quality deli shaved ham should be a deep pink or red-brown color. Ham should be the primary aroma. There may also be additional or secondary aromas of smoke, brine, and pork. There may also be a sweet aroma such as honey or brown sugar.

High Quality Deli Shaved Turkey should be light beige to tan in color. Shaved Turkey should be thinly sliced, with the slices mostly intact. Turkey should be the primary aroma. The aroma should not have a generic poultry quality but be clearly turkey.

High Quality Value/Everyday Favorite Beef or Meat-Combo Dinner Sausages should be brown to brick-red in color. The primary aroma of the sausage should be meat or beef. There may be secondary aromas of smoke, bell peppers, black pepper, chili peppers, onion and garlic, clove, sage, or cheese.

High quality frozen breaded chicken pieces have a moist piece of meat with a crisp and even golden brown coating. They taste of chicken, toasty breading, seasonings, and fry oil.

High quality frozen breaded chicken pieces have a moist piece of meat with a crisp and even golden brown coating. They taste of chicken, toasty breading, seasonings, and fry oil.

High quality frozen breaded chicken pieces have a moist piece of meat with a crisp and even golden brown coating. They taste of chicken, toasty breading, seasonings, and fry oil.

High quality seasoned frozen foodservice hamburger patties are moist, tender and rich when cooked. Their lightly salted beef flavor can be supported by vegetable or bouillon notes along with some charred flavor.

A high-quality frozen orange chicken entrée should lead with “orange” (may be a dried orange or tangerine peel character) and chicken notes. There will also be an expected fried dough or batter note present.

High Quality Summer Sausage has a tender bite and a meaty chew. It’s meaty flavor leaves a rich mouth coating. Specifically,the sausages have a reddish-pink color and a medium to fine grind.

High quality bacon bits lead with smoked, toasty pork and fat notes – supported by black pepper and molasses/brown sugar “seasonings.”

The flavor and aroma profiles of a high quality BBQ meat entree should include vinegar, spices (including black pepper, chili, mustard) and some smoke and sweet notes (including brown sugar and honey).

Our chefs define high-quality refrigerated, sliced regular and beef bologna lunch meat as having moderate aroma with notes of meat, light smoke and seasoning. Sliced bologna is in taste balance when bold saltiness is the leading basic taste.

The leading aroma and flavor intensity in a high quality sliced salami should be pork. The pork should be supported by other black pepper, mustard and garlic seasoning notes and also include brine and vinegar notes to result in a “cured” aroma and flavor.

High quality breakfast sausages have a moist and meaty chew. They have a salty/sweet pork flavor with notes of fat, black pepper, and sage. Specifically, they look moist without being greasy.