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Pepperoni, Sourced from Animals Canadian-Raised Without Antibiotics Or Hormones, Launched By Pizza Nova

TORONTO, ON, June 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pizza Nova is the first pizza company in Canada to introduce a new, healthier pepperoni topping, sourced from animals that are Canadian-raised without antibiotics or hormones and vegetable grain-fed.

Since 1963, the Italian-Canadian family franchise company, based in Toronto, has built its reputation on quality.

"Our improved pepperoni is another expression of our commitment to providing the best, freshest and healthiest ingredients anywhere," said President Domenic Primucci.

"Consumers today are more conscious of what goes into their food, so it is always important for us to listen and adapt to their needs. We've been successful with a dairy-free mozzarella, trans-fat-free dough and gluten-free crust, so we believe this new pepperoni will be a huge hit for pizza lovers," Primucci added.

The improved healthier pepperoni follows Pizza Nova's own recipe with Canadian-raised beef and pork, which are vegetable and grain-fed.

From over 140 locations across Ontario, Pizza Nova pizzas are made daily with fresh dough and sauce from vine-ripened tomatoes, picked, washed and packed within six hours, and the best ingredients available from reputable farmers and producers.

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ABOUT PIZZA NOVA

Founded in 1963, Pizza Nova started in Scarborough, Ontario and has expanded to over 140 franchise locations in Southern Ontario. The family-operated business is well known for its quality ingredients, serving over 4 million pizzas annually, and offering a wide range of menu items including pizza, fresh salads, lasagna, panzerotti, toasted Panuozzo sandwiches like Veal, Porchetta, Grilled Chicken Caesar and Meatball; amazing chicken wings, chicken pollini and FOCACCIA BARESE™. As well, Pizza Nova's pepperoni is sourced from animals that are Canadian-raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones, and vegetable grain-fed, we offer gluten-free pizza as well as dairy-free mozzarella cheese. Pizza Nova is the official pizza of the Toronto Blue Jays, TIFF and long-time supporters of Variety Village, the children's charity and Villa Charities.



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Source: Pizza Nova