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Safety of Cured Pork Products

Publish Date: 06/03/2006

The process for curing meat is enormously important to the pork industry. While portions of the carcass are used fresh, such as in pork chops or fresh breakfast sausage, most of it is cured to make ham and bacon, or as an ingredient in wieners or other luncheon meats. In fact, about 70% of the carcass is utilized in cured, value-added products.


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