No Antibiotics Ever

Our standard is simple: No antibiotics, ever.

Applegate Humanely Raised

Animals deserve to be handled with care and respect.

No GMO Ingredients

Are GMO ingredients good or bad? The jury is out, so we took them out.

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Our standard is simple: No antibiotics, ever.

Animals deserve to be handled with care and respect.

Are GMO ingredients good or bad? The jury is out, so we took them out.

Learn more

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Our Favorite Tweets

A few of our favorite tweets. Retweet them if they strike you the same way!

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Funniest Sandwich Tweets Part 1

Sandwiches are serious business. These tweets? Not so much...

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Funniest Sandwich Tweets Part 2

We cut the crusts off the Twitter for ya. You're welcome.

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Favorite Pins

Here are our favorite pins this week.

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Funniest Deli Tweets

Want some funny deli tweets? Take a number...

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Funniest Hot Dog Tweets Part 1

Frankly, these are the best we could find.

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Funniest Grilling Tweets

Gonna get up in yo' grill with these tweets.

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Funniest Sandwich Tweets Part 3

Serving suggestion: Dip these tweets in tomato soup.

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Funniest Hot Dog Tweets Part 2

No amount of relish can top these tweets.

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Why Animal Welfare Standards Should Be Part of Organic Meat Labeling

The United States Department of Agriculture took a huge step forward on April 7, 2016 by proposing a rule that would make animal welfare standards part of its requirements for organic certification.

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#MeatGoals2017: Take The Pledge

Many food companies spend a lot of time (and money) convincing consumers that their products are the key to keeping those perennial promises we all make: to eat more healthily, lose a few pounds, and exercise more.

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Our Commitment to More Humane Chicken Standards

At Applegate, we take pride in being the nation’s leading natural and organic meat company. We have never been content with the status quo, especially when it comes to animal welfare.

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The Cleaner Wiener™ Is Now Even Cleaner

Our natural and organic 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs are officially verified by the Non-GMO Project.

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Simple, Flavor-Packed Snack Ideas for Any Occasion

Applegate Culinologist Jason Clarke packs spicy, sweet and savory into these five simple snack ideas.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Fearlessly Reading Hot Dog Labels

Thirty years ago, Applegate was founded on the simple premise of, “What if you weren’t afraid to read a hot dog label?” This bold question became a mission: Changing The Meat We Eat®.

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How We’re Doing on Our Plan to Remove GMOs

In June 2015, we removed GMO ingredients from all of our products. In 2016, we went a step further: promising to take GMOs out of our entire supply chain and seeking third-party verification for all of our products.

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Applegate Teams Up with Whole30 Approved®

A new year is well underway, and for many, that means making life-changing resolutions, like adopting cleaner eating habits. By now you can probably tell, we’re big fans of simple ingredients and clean eating, which is why we’re excited about our partnership with Whole30®.

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Applegate Pepperoni Gets Liberated From the Fridge

We made our new Applegate Naturals® Pork & Beef Pepperoni and Applegate Naturals® Turkey Pepperoni portable, without the use of artificial preservatives, by turning to old-school dry-curing techniques- adding salt and drying to the desired moisture level.

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Talk Is Cheap…Applegate Walks the Talk on Animal Welfare

Did you think it’s fair to label a package of bacon as organic if it was sourced from a farm where pigs are kept in crates? Yeah, we don’t either.

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USDA Chickens Out on Us

This isn’t the first time the people responsible for setting the standards to protect us have let us down, and unfortunately, it probably won’t be the last.

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A Warm Welcome to Our New President

We’re excited to introduce our newest changemaker: Applegate President John Ghingo!

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Newly Hatched! All-White Meat Chicken Lineup

Welcome the arrival of our new chicken nuggets, patties, and strips that will give you something to crow about!

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Food Allergies and The GFCF Diet

Food allergies are a serious matter for many families and one of the motivating factors as to why we choose to keep our ingredient lists simple and clean.

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Carrageenan Update – New and Improved Changes to Our Organic Poultry Deli Meat

We’re proud to announce that we are relaunching our deli meat portfolio, which will no longer use carrageenan as an ingredient and will feature taste, texture, and packaging improvements.

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Our New Natural Cheese Stands Alone

At Applegate, we’ve prided ourselves on progressing our mission: Changing The Meat We Eat® for more than 30 years, and we couldn’t be happier to add cheese to the change.

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Back to School Tips with Chef Vivian Howard

With the end of summer on the horizon, popping back into a back-to-school routine can be frustrating for kids and parents alike. But there’s no need for brown bag lunches to feel like an extra burden for busy families. Vivian Howard, the award-winning North Carolina chef and star of PBS’s “A Chef’s Life,” has her hands full. In the midst of writing her second book, opening a third restaurant, and launching a new PBS series, she’s also a mom with a set of twins who will be second graders when school resumes this fall.

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Pack A Clean Conscience This Back-to-School Season

For more than 30 years, Applegate has been helping families pack a clean conscience for lunch by offering clean, crave-able (and convenient!) food, like our natural and organic deli meats, that are sourced from humanely-raised animals that are never administered antibiotics.

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Carrageenan Update – New Pre-sliced Applegate Naturals® Poultry Deli Meat Features Better Taste and Texture

This summer we revealed big news about our Applegate Organics® pre-sliced deli line- a new peel & reseal packaging and a carrageenan-free formulation. Now, we are excited to announce that our Applegate Naturals® pre-sliced deli line has also fully transitioned.

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Batter Up for a Clean “Home” Plate as Applegate Teams Up with Minor League Baseball

Applegate will be bringing its all-star lineup of classic ballpark fare to more than 25 stadiums this summer as “Official Natural and Organic Meat of Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™).” Cleaner versions of summertime classics, including THE CLEANER WIENER™ -- APPLEGATE NATURALS® Beef Hot Dog -- and THE GREAT ORGANIC BLEND BURGER™ BEEF BURGER, will be offered at concession stands so families can choose Better Flippin’ Meat while enjoying America’s pastime.

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Sweet Potato Toast & Deli Meat: 5 Ways

Whether you’re gluten-free, taking a hiatus from bread, meal planning for Whole30®, looking to breathe new life into your avocado toast obsession, or have an extra sweet potato laying around that you don’t know what to do with… we’ve got a solution (or five) for you! Here are five sweet potato toast recipes topped with our turkey deli meat. Share how you like to mix and match “toast” toppings, at home, using APPLEGATE® products.

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Battle Lunchtime Boredom with our Ultimate Sandwich Recipes

Despite an endless amount of sandwich possibilities, many people make the same sandwich over and over again. And then, there are those who still haven’t found their ultimate sandwich. According to a recent survey conducted by Applegate: • 70 percent of parents are looking for new and easy sandwich recipes • 10 percent of parents say there’s no such thing as a great sandwich • 15% of parents blame their lack of lunch inspiration on not having enough time to make their children’s lunches