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Bill Foster and Chris Mattera check the progress on a cooked ham. (Photo by Lena Price)

By Lena Price

RICHMOND, Va. ( – A local sausage maker is breaking into the bacon market.

Sausage Craft, a wholesale sausage producer on Dabney Road, is rolling out Salt Pork, a line of smoked and cooked meats.

Chris Mattera, who launched the business about three years ago with partner Brad Hemp, said the new products are ready-made for sandwiches and entrees. They mark a departure from the fresh, raw sausage the company sells to a few dozen restaurants and markets across town.

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