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The American Heart Association Certifies Two Kansas City Steak Hamburger Patties as Heart Healthy

9/4/2012
The American Heart Association Certifies Two Kansas City Steak Hamburger Patties as Heart Healthy
The ground beef patties are great options for people seeking extra lean, tasty products

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently certified two Kansas City Steak Company ground beef patties (the Original Classic and Vidalia Onion flavors) as part of its Heart-Check Food Certification Program. The two patties join other extra lean, heart-healthy products from Kansas City Steaks.

"We're pleased that the AHA has certified these two flavorful products as heart healthy," said Edward Scavuzzo, President of KCS. "Finding heart-healthy meats that also taste great can be a challenge, so we're pleased that AHA has provided its certification. When you see the Heart-Check mark on food packaging, you'll instantly know the food has been certified to meet AHA guidelines for being a heart-healthy food as part of a healthy diet."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease causes almost one in every four deaths in the United States. It's the leading cause of death for both men and women. The AHA's goal is to dramatically improve the nation's cardiovascular health and companies like Kansas City Steaks are offering more and more products that don't just taste great, but are heart healthy. The Original Classic patty (4 oz. raw) has 1.5 g of fat and is 120 calories; the Vidalia Onion patty (4 oz. raw) has 4 g of fat and is 130 calories. These and other AHA-certified products are featured on the Kansas City Steaks website.

Founded in 1932, the Kansas City Steak Company is a family-owned company that offers a variety of the highest quality meats and other fine foods direct to the consumer through the company's catalog, website and toll-free number (1-800-524-1844). For more information about other heart healthy options from Kansas City Steak, go to the section of the website designated for American Heart Association-certified options.

About the Heart-Check Mark
The American Heart Association established the Heart-Check mark in 1995 to give consumers an easy, reliable system for identifying heart-healthy foods as a first step in building a sensible eating plan. More than 900 products that bear the Heart-Check mark have been screened and verified by the association to meet criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol. To learn more about the Heart-Check mark, and to see a complete list of certified products and participating companies, visit heartcheckmark.org.

Please note that the Heart-Check Food Certification does not apply to links to other information unless expressly stated.  For more information, see the AHA nutrition guidelines at: heartcheckmark.org/guidelines


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