Smithfield: US born, raised and processed label
As a vertically integrated pork company, Smithfield
Foods owns or controls by contract a large share of the animals it processes in
the United States. Vertical integration provides an unparalleled level of
traceability and food safety for Smithfield's customers and
The company also has robust procurement programs based
on independent swine producers that supply high quality, market ready pigs. This
unique supply network enables Smithfield to offer its customers safe pork
labelled as born, raised and processed in the USA in compliance with the soon to
be effective Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (mCOOL) program.
this system in place, effective April 2009 Smithfield currently intends to
procure only hogs born and raised in the US for processing at its US fresh meat
facilities and will label fresh pork for retail as born, raised and processed in
Smithfield expects that any independent producer who wishes to
be a valued supplier of live animals to Smithfield will work with the company
between now and the end of March to create a fully documented and transparent
supply of hogs born and raised in the USA.
â€¢ Smithfield Foods
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