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Zero Sugar and Grass-Fed Beef Pair Well in New Jerky from Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks, Inc.

Tillamook, Oregon · September 3, 2019 – Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. (Werner Jerky), a jerky and snack manufacturer based in Tillamook, Oregon, has launched a new product into the meat snack category with a zero sugar beef jerky made with grass-fed beef. This new product comes packaged in a 2-ounce bag in three flavors: Original, Salt & Pepper and Unsweetened Teriyaki-Style. Each recipe is formulated with 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams Total Carbs and 18 grams of protein per serving.

“We have seen other beef jerky brands touting either zero sugar or grass-fed beef, but few are paring the two together,” explains President and Co-Founder of Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc., Ken Werner. “This new product really elevates the Werner brand and brings a unique product to the category.”

Werner’s Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed beef jerky is an all-natural product, crafted in small batches, minimally processed with no artificial ingredients and gluten free. There are no added nitrites, nitrates or MSG.

“It’s definitely not going to be the sweet beef jerky consumers are accustomed to, but there is a lot of research out there to support this kind of product,” describes Lauren Seeger, Director of Marketing for Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. “With the high protein and lean grass-fed beef, this product line really is a true meat snack and aligns perfectly with those following Paleo, Keto, Whole30 and other special diet programs.”

As consumer preferences continue to evolve when it comes to food, snack producers and manufacturers continue to innovate in order to stay relevant. “Approximately 45 million US consumers diet each year, both commercial and self-subscribed”, according to a 2019 US News report from Boston Medical Center. Additionally, a recent Mintel survey highlighted, “74% of consumers agree that a healthy diet should be low in sugar.” A 2019 Proprietary National Consumer Survey orchestrated by FONA International shows 56% of consumers say they are consuming less sugar than one year ago and that 36% of consumers use the Nutritional Facts Panel on food products to reduce their overall sugar intake.

The Werner Jerky introduction of their Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed Beef Jerky comes just in time for Expo East 2019 in Baltimore, MD where samples of Werner Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed Beef Jerky will be available for attendees to try. Natural Products Expo East takes place September 12-14th and Werner Jerky will be in booth #2014.

Werner’s Zero Sugar, Grass-Fed Beef Jerky is currently available online at and in the Werner retail outlet in Tillamook, Oregon, with commercial distribution beginning the end of September.

For more information, or to schedule an in-person or phone interview, please contact Lauren Seeger at


About Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc.

Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks, Inc. has been producing quality, wholesale meat snacks in Tillamook, Oregon since 1994. The company is still family-owned (despite all the arguments) and manufactures products in a modern facility, under an American flag that stands over 135 feet tall. They employ over 120 people and their products can be found across the country and internationally. Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks goes beyond jerky and sausage sticks. They roast nuts and seeds in house, offering a wide selection of sweet and savory snacks that everyone can sink their teeth into.