House of Raeford introduces trans fat-free fried chicken and turkey product lines to grocery stores


House of Raeford can say their chicken patties and turkey corn dogs have no trans fats because they par fry these products exclusively in healthy
Whole Harvest® cooking oil.

Raleigh, N.C., July 31, 2003-- In response to public demand for healthier fried foods that have no trans fats, House of Raeford has introduced a new line of trans fat-free breaded chicken and turkey products to grocery stores that are par fried exclusively in Whole Harvest® cooking oils.

House of Raeford is now selling trans fat-free fried chicken tenders, chicken patties, mini-turkey corn dogs and mini-cheese corn dogs through Lowes Foods, IGA, Piggly Wiggly and Galaxy Foods. They are also selling deli turkey and chicken breasts braised in Whole Harvest to retailers under private label.

Currently, these products are available in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. They are also available under private label in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

House of Raeford can make the claim that their products have no trans fats because they use Whole Harvest as their exclusive cooking and frying oil. Whole Harvest contains no trans fats, but is rich in the essential Omega 3 fatty acids that contribute to good cardiovascular health. Whole Harvest also contains natural vitamin E.

House of Raeford is one of the first food manufacturers in the country to mass produce fried meat products in a cooking oil that has no trans fats. Sales of House of Raeford's breaded and par fried chicken and turkey products sky rocketed 76 percent in the first six months of 2003 after the company began announcing that its products were cooked in Whole Harvest - and as a result - contain no trans fats.

House of Raeford is also using Whole Harvest as the exclusive frying agent for all of the breaded chicken and turkey products they sell to schools. House of Raeford sells to over 1,000 schools throughout the United States.

Artery-clogging trans fats, which are found in hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated commercial cooking oils, are very unhealthy and have been shown to contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. Until recently, the only healthy alternatives to hydrogenated oils were cost prohibitive.

But in addition to being much healthier than hydrogenated cooking oils, Whole Harvest is cost-competitive and yields a superior taste.

And a recent independent study conducted through N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., concluded that foods par fried in trans fat-laden hydrogenated oils have much lower trans fat contents after being finish-fried in Whole Harvest. In that study, frying foods in Whole Harvest actually reduced the original trans fat content.

Whole Harvest contains no saturated fats. There are absolutely no animal products or byproducts used in the production of this product. Whole Harvest is pure, extra virgin soybean vegetable oil.

This revolutionary new cooking oil is a product of Carolina Soy Products of Warsaw, N.C. The company has developed a patented process for making Whole Harvest cooking oils that does not involve the use of harsh chemicals. This natural process leaves the healthy components of the oil intact and yields a superior product that can be used in any baking or frying applications found in restaurants.

The manufacturing process for Whole Harvest is also environmentally friendly.
For additional information on Whole Harvest, you can call Glenna B. Musante at (919) 782-2360 or go to <>. For information on House of Raeford, you can go to


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