Italian Sausage

One of the staple ingredients we produce at Five Star Custom foods is Italian sausage. Not only is it one of the most popular pizza toppings in the U.S., it is versatile enough for a variety of dishes. As with all our products, we put a focus on delivering exceptional quality, consistency and flavor in our Italian sausage.

The Definition of Italian Sausage

All sausage is not created equal. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) has a specific definition for Italian sausage: “‘Italian Sausage Products’ are cured or uncured sausages containing at least 85% meat, or a combination of meat and fat, with the total fat content constituting not more than 35% of the finished product. It contains salt, pepper, fennel and/or anise and no more than 3% water. Optional ingredients permitted in Italian Sausages are spices (including paprika) and flavorings, red or green peppers, onions, garlic and parsley, sugar, dextrose and corn syrup.”

Italian Sausage

The Versatility of Italian Sausage
One of the most redeeming aspects of Italian sausage is its versatility. At Five Star Custom Foods, we manufacture Italian sausage for:

  • Pizza
  • Soups
  • Sandwiches
  • Pastas
  • Chilis
  • Stews
  • ... and more

The Customizability of Italian Sausage

As with all our ingredients, the Italian sausage we can create for your company will be completely customized to meet your specifications for taste, texture and appearance. Our research and development team will work with your chefs and food scientists to formulate a recipe that is unique to your brand and stands out from the competition. Best of all, it will have a quality that can’t be beat.



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