Our Commitment to Animal Care
As an industry leader in animal care practices for more than two decades, we have maintained a steadfast commitment to the safety, health and comfort of our animals. We pioneer and follow industry best practices to prevent animal disease, ensure a biosecure environment for our animals, and provide 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 comprehensive Animal Care Management System and Animal Care Policy document our approach and ensure that everyone in our organization is equipped to provide the best possible treatment for our animals. These programs, created in consultation with some of the world’s foremost experts in animal behavior and handling, include employee training for employees, audits to ensure compliance with policies, and reporting and response mechanisms to immediately correct any instances of noncompliance. This underscores our commitment to being a leader in responsible animal welfare practices, humanely producing wholesome, safe, affordable food products for our customers, and continuously improving our operations.
Smithfield has a commitment to being a leader in responsible animal welfare practices
Policies and Statements
GOALS AND TARGETS
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