PRIME time for Smithfield

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SMITHFIELD, Va. – Smithfield Farmland is offering PRIME, a premium all natural fresh pork line under the Smithfield and Farmland brands.

Smithfield Farmland PRIME products are sourced from the company's proprietary Duroc line of market hogs. The hogs are segregated from the general population during processing to meet stringent quality standards, the company said. The PRIME line is produced under the USDA Process Verification Program, which ensures no beta-agonist growth promotants are used.

“Smithfield Farmland PRIME is a product of the USA that is sourced from market hogs sired by a proprietary Duroc line that are raised without beta-agonist growth promotants and no hormones and steroids,” said Dr. Roger Johnson, director of Pork Quality at Smithfield. “Not all pork is created equal and we’re confident that when consumers experience PRIME they’ll be able to see the exceptional color and increased marbling, and taste the tenderness and flavor difference.”
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READER COMMENTS (4)

By Jeanne 1/3/2017 8:44:55 PM
There is a solution added. Had to dig the wrapper out of the trash to read the small print. The meat just didnt have a normal texture..tender but rubbery and lacking a meaty-ness. D fintely will avoid this product in the future.

By Margaret 10/22/2016 8:07:15 AM
Is smithfield hiding something? i received a flyer for a store I don't frequent promoting Smithfield Prime Pork one day Truckload sale. I've just spent 15 minutes trying to find an ingredient label for the product. I am trying to find out is there is "solution added"... without driving 20 miles to read the label. Their own website is surprising void of ingredient labels. Very disappointing! Consumers beware... claiming to sire a pig from a select line, not use hormones or antibiotics in growth and then adding solution (IMHO) = same crummy food in a different label... a well crafted marketing ploy. If Smithfield could provide ingredient labels proving no solution added I would be delighted. Until then... I'll stick with company's that readily provide ALL information.

By Name Required 10/13/2016 8:18:57 PM
looking for recipes for Smithfield Prime Reserve Fresh Pork

By Joyce M. Hansen 10/13/2016 8:17:21 PM
looking for recipe for Smithfield Prime Reserve Fresh Pork.