The African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China and in many other countries around the world is wreaking havoc on the international pork industry. Fortunately, ASF is not in the United States at this time, but the possibility of it or other foreign animal disease (FAD) means that American pig farmers must take the necessary steps to protect their farms and the domestic pork industry.

Every individual throughout the pork supply chain has a role in building and maintaining trust in the industry. From facility owners to animal caretakers to drivers who transport hogs, everyone has the responsibility to do his or her part to demonstrate a commitment to responsible pork production. This begins with a pledge to uphold a core set of ethical principles. These principles make clear the industry’s values in food safety, animal well-being, worker safety, community outreach and protection of both the environment and public health.
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At a time when the world is demanding protein in record amounts, pig farmers are proud of the role they play in providing safe, nutritious pork for everyone to enjoy.

At #RealPigFarming producers take consumers inside America’s 67,000 pig farms, spread out across all 50 states to share the practices they use to ensure the day-to-day health of their pigs and meet the highest standards in food safety.

And to show the facilities and technology that enable them to use less land, less water and less energy than ever before.

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October 4, 2019

North American Meat Institute Challenges California’s Proposition 12 in Court

Friday, October 4, 2019 – The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12: The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (Prop 12 or the law). The Meat Institute opposes the law because it will hurt the nation’s food value chain by significantly increasing costs for producers and […]

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