Smithfield Foods published the third installment of its 2016 Sustainability Report. The Food Safety and Quality section highlights Smithfield’s actions in this area, including such as having no United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalls of any food product for the third consecutive year (2014-2016). 

Other highlights of the Smithfield food safety report

The report provides information about Smithfield’s food safety and quality initiatives and certifications, such as:


  • Expanding its online ingredient glossary, which includes more than 100 definitions of ingredients that can be found in Smithfield products. 
  • Receiving an American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) certification at its Denison, Iowa, USA microbiology facility, one of only 283 organizations accredited nationwide.  
  • Investing approximately US$20 million on capital improvements and projects, including upgrading refrigeration systems, enhancing cleaning and sanitation systems and installing new environmental testing equipment. 
  • Retaining its 100 percent Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification, the international gold standard for food safety, at all applicable Smithfield Foods facilities, for the fifth year in a row. 
  • Launching Smithfield’s antibiotic-free line of pork products under its Pure Farms brand.

Other Smithfield sustainability reports

Following the release of the Animal Care and Environment sections of the 2016 Smithfield Sustainability Report, the Food Safety and Quality section is now available at The last installment of Smithfield’s 2016 Sustainability Report, Helping Communities and People, will be available Monday, May 22, with the complete report.