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Nestled in gentle rolling Pennsylvania Dutch country, Seltzer's Lebanon Bologna carefully guards the secret of producing superlative Lebanon Bologna. The savory creation originated before the turn-of-the-century as resourceful Pennsylvania Germans incorporated Old World butchering, curing, and sausage-making skills into life on Lebanon County farms.

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With a reputation for quality and reliability, Seltzer's Lebanon Bologna has emerged as the leading producer of this regional specialty. And as the world's largest producer, the company regularly distributes Lebanon Bologna nationwide. Defying modern cost-cutting methods, the Seltzers continue to produce bologna the old-fashioned way - in tall, wooden smokehouses over hand-tended fires. Some claim that the secret to Seltzer's distinctive taste lies not in the ingredients, but in the darkened smokehouses where slow, steady billows pervade spiced logs of aged beef.

Through the years and lessons of experience, the Seltzer family combines time-tested advantages of tradition and selective technological improvements to create consistently predictable and uniform products. With a little bit of art and a little bit of science, they merge the best of the old and new to create a spectrum of exceptional smoked bologna.

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At Seltzer's Lebanon Bologna, where the smell of smoldering wood and Lebanon Bologna permeates the air, quality control is an integral facet of all operations. Years ago, when the federal government began inspecting meat-packing plants, Seltzer's was the first federally-inspected Lebanon Bologna company. And today, it's one of the oldest continually USDA-inspected operations in the United States.

Attesting to their reputation, all of Seltzer's Lebanon Bologna products are prepared with typical Pennsylvania Dutch quality and pride. In Lebanon County, where "good food and plenty of it" has long been a way of life, Seltzer's is a continuing American tradition.