Humane handling on the farm
While Cargill no longer owns pork production operations, we do process and market pork products as part of our protein business. When purchasing pork, we encourage producers to follow Pork Quality Assurance Plus, Transportation Quality Assurance and Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA) standards.
Humane handling at processing (when applicable)
Cargill does not own pork processing plants, but to learn more about animal processing, view this North American Meat Institute video.
We require North American Institute guidelines and industry best practices for pork purchases.
We expect Transportation Quality Assurance certification for our pork suppliers.
Industry standards and guidelines
Although Cargill no longer owns or operates pork processing facilities in the U.S., we do require that pork supplied to us come from hogs that are humanely handled and processed.
The organizations that establish criteria for the humane treatment of hogs include the following:
- North American Meat Institute
- Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization
On the farm:
- National Pork Board animal wellbeing and daily pig care