"Smithfield has been continuing to invest in barbecue as a food sport and we are thrilled to be sponsoring the Smithfield Pork Loin Challenge at the 2017 World Food Championships," said Emily Detwiler, director of fresh pork marketing at Smithfield Foods. "This event will allow the challengers to showcase the versatility of and drive inspiration on the ease of grilling Smithfield Fresh Pork."
Approximately 100 qualifying teams will receive pork loins from Smithfield during the contest scheduled for Nov. 9. Participants are allowed to prepare the loin in any way they choose for cash prizes. Creativity is encouraged and contestants may break down the loins into specialty cuts such as chops, cubes and strips before cooking them on a grill or smoker.
"We are delighted to be featuring Smithfield in our BBQ Championship this year," commented Mike McCloud, president and CEO of WFC. "Smithfield is a world-class company and a great partner, one that our food champs love to compete with in professional food sport events."