FAQs How long will Piller’s deli meats stay fresh after opening? Piller’s deli meats will stay fresh 4-5 days after opening if kept refrigerated and well wrapped. How are Piller’s meats which are Free of Allergens* manufactured? We completely clean and sanitize all production lines prior to running our Free of Allergens* deli meats. We schedule our Free of Allergens productions for the first run of the day, immediately after the equipment has been sanitized. We micro-swab our food contact surfaces on a weekly basis and also break down our food contact equipment daily to ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing of all food contact surfaces. Our cleaning program is validated after every cleaning cycle to ensure all traces of allergens are removed. What are nitrites? Nitrate (NO3) is present in all green leafy vegetables and with the help of healthy bacteria is broken down to Nitrite (NO2), which exists in its chemical form as sodium nitrite or in its natural form in celery juice extract. Nitrite (NO2) in meat is used for curing and preserving and also gives cured meats their pink colour. What is High Pressure Pasteurization? High Pressure Pasteurization is an advanced food processing system that utilizes water under extraordinary pressure during the production process to significantly reduce the risk of contamination by illness-causing bacteria (listeria, salmonella and E. coli). This technology provides a fresher taste and longer shelf life than more conventional food preservation techniques, and so Piller’s offers some deli meats that are completely free of nitrite, including Roasted Turkey Breast, Shaved Roast Beef and Bratwurst Sausage. What are the spices and spice extracts listed in the ingredients? Spices and spice extracts are proprietary to our recipes and so are not listed on packaging or the website. If you have a sensitivity to a spice or herb that is not a major allergen as specified by CFIA, please contact customer service at 1-800-265-2627 for further information. Does Piller's Fine Foods have any slaughtering at their facilities? No, Piller’s sources all raw meat materials from HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certified meat processors and CFIA inspected facilities. Our pork products, for example, are sourced locally from Conestoga Meat Packers in Breslau, Ontario. Have there been many changes since Premium Brands acquired Piller's in September 2011? Premium Brands is a holding corporation with a diverse food and beverage portfolio. Piller’s Fine Foods remains an autonomous business unit, but now has a responsibility to shareholders.