America’s pork producers supply the highest quality and safest pork in the world. We’ve earned the trust of generations of consumers by delivering on our promise to produce pork responsibly. Our goal is to demonstrate that we are doing the right things every day in important areas such as food safety, animal well-being, safeguarding natural resources and improving the quality of life in our communities. We’re proud to demonstrate that our commitment to responsible, ethical farming is stronger today than ever before.
Producers and others throughout the pork production chain take their roles seriously. No one has more on the line when it comes to responsible and ethical practices than we do. And we believe it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to demonstrate our commitment.
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A foundation of best practices education and reputable programs are at the core of this industry. Strides made over the last 30 years have resulted in the U.S. pork industry producing the highest quality, safest and most affordable pork in the world — and in our nation’s history. This has been achieved through responsible pork production and ongoing improvement in the industry’s practices focusing on food quality and safety, animal well-being, the environment and animal science.
Many checks are in place, and consistently used, to ensure proper, safe and humane practices. These include federal and state oversight, as well as strict standards promoted heavily by the industry itself. Two programs that best demonstrate producer commitment to best practices are Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance.
No one better understands the importance of pork quality, safety, responsible production and continuous improvement than we do. Our way of life and our livelihoods depend on it. We live where our operations are. Our children breathe the air. We drink the water. We are proud of the fact that our industry contributes significantly to our communities’ economies and well-being. Responsible farming and good corporate citizenship are central to our industry’s mission.
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