Our Commitment to Animal Care
As the world’s largest pork processor and America’s largest hog producer, we recognize our responsibility to continue to lead the industry in animal care. That means maintaining our steadfast commitment to the safety, health and comfort of our animals and providing disease prevention; regular veterinary care; biosecurity; and safe, comfortable housing through every stage of our animals’ lives.
At Smithfield Foods, “good” doesn’t stop with our products — it’s in everything we do. From continuously earning top marks in third-party animal welfare performance audits to our stringent biosecurity protocols designed to safeguard our pigs, we're not just producing good food — we’re taking good care of our animals.
Our Goals And Targets
Our Approach to Animal Care
Our approach to animal care at Smithfield is formalized by a comprehensive Animal Care Management System and Animal Care Policy. Both underscore our commitment to being a leader in responsible animal welfare practices, humanely producing wholesome food products for our customers and analyzing our operations and practices to ensure continual improvement. These programs, created in consultation with two of the world’s foremost experts in animal behavior and handling, include employee training and audits to make certain that our animal care policies are always followed and that any issues of noncompliance are corrected swiftly. For more information, download our latest sustainability report.