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October is National Pork Month!

From summer grilling to football tailgates, America is cooking with pork. Pork that’s safer, more sustainable and more popular than ever. Forty-two percent of all the meat consumed in the world is pork. Popularity is evident on the website Bacon Today, which lists more than 50 bacon festivals in the U.S. scheduled for 2014. Why? Because America’s pig farmers are using the safest practices ever to produce a consistent, safe, healthy product for consumers.

In 2008, pork producers at the National Pork Industry Forum adopted six guiding principles of the We Care Initiative to maintain a safe, high-quality pork supply including producing safe food, safeguarding natural resources in all industry practices, providing a safe and consistent work environment, contributing a better quality of life in communities, protecting and promoting animal well-being, and ensuring practices to protect public health.

October is National Pork Month. Traditionally, hogs were marketed in October, but now October gives consumers an opportunity to celebrate and thank pork producers around the United States and enjoy your favorite cuts of pork!

Pork Fun Facts:

1.       Each market hog represents 371 servings of pork.

2.       To keep your pork juicy and safe requires you to cook it to 145 Fahrenheit.

3.       Pork is 75% leaner today than it was in the 1950s!

 

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