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For as long as stories have been told, farmers have supplied good-quality pork to serve as ordinary meals and for special celebrations.

But one day, everything changed.

As the world population grew, so did the demand for pork. Pork consumption increased, as did consumers’ demand for animal welfare and food safety.

To assist the pork supply chain in meeting the growing demand for food safety, SAPPO developed a quality assurance system to address best practices throughout the pork value chain, from the farm to the consumer.

SAPPO’s Quality Assurance certification is a guarantee to the consumer that South African farmers, abattoirs, processors and retailers all adopt best practices and processes that comply with global standards to ensure safe, high-quality and affordable pork.

Participating members of this value chain are audited annually by an independent auditor to ensure that prescribed standards are adhered to.

The production standards address, among others, the following:

  • Welfare
  • Food safety
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Traceability
  • Quality

The programme ensures that the consumer will have enough safe and healthy pork to fill their plates for many meals to come. Through Pork 360, everyone in the value chain is assured of high quality South African pork.