Olive Hill brings healthier sausage to retailers

Olive Hill Farm Sausages, which are made using a process that replaces saturated fat with extra virgin olive oil, are due to be launched in Asda and Ocado.

The sausages include pork and chorizo with olive oil; it was named Overall Champion Sausage at the 2012 Sausage of the Year Awards, along with the company’s pork sausage, which received two gold awards. Ocado will also be stocking the pork, feta & sun-dried tomato sausage.

The olive oil sausages reduce saturated fat content by at least 30%. The company claims flavour and juiciness are not compromised with this healthier option.

The sausages will retain more than 96% of their original weight, as less saturated fat and water mean they will not shrink to the same level as other sausages.

The new products will include the Red Tractor label, which guarantees quality and British origin. Each sausage is also guaranteed to contain 80% meat.

The Olive Hill Farm Sausage Range has been made by Scandinavian Scan Foods and Greek Creta Farms.

Three more varieties will be launched, including pork & apple, pork & leek and pork & balsamic vinegar.