Consumer focused review of the pork supply chain
Project Reference: CFR
This review outlines the pork and pork product supply chain on the island of Ireland. The basic processes by which pork and pork products enter the consumer food chain are described as well as the controls in place to protect consumers from potential risks. The nutritional and health benefits and risks of consuming pork and pork products are discussed.
The review covers raw, unprocessed pork products (e.g, pork loin, pork chops and pork roast), raw, processed pork products (e.g., bacon such as sliced bacon or "rashers"), ham and sausages, and processed/heat-treated pork products (e.g., cooked ham).