The production of anything would have a series of processes, likewise, the production in the pork industry follows a production chain that starts from the farms and ends in the hands of the consumers. It is important to follow every law that has been passed by the government and to follow every regulation to ensure the safety of the product and the safety of the consumers. If there is a possibility of recalling the supplied meat, the company would suffer a huge loss and could potentially ruin the reputation they have earned. Some of these companies, especially in the European region, have been regulating and controlling the quality and the standard of the pork they breed and distribute. Here are some of the processes of production these industries have to go through to ensure that the pork they produce is the safest to eat and is produced with quality in mind.
The most essential element in the production is the animal itself. The pigs have to be taken care of, kept healthy and fed well. Especially in countries in the European Union, where European pig welfare is one of the regulations the countries have to follow as a part of their production process. This includes the space given to every pig in the farm, the space given to piglets for them to grow and socialise. There are rules to ensure that every pig stays as a part of their herd which directly effects the health and the wellbeing of the animals. Human intervention is prohibited, to either artificially breed or otherwise, except to treat the animal in the case of health. The pigs cannot be injected or fed antibiotics or any other product that would alter its natural way of feeding.
The goal is to supply safe meat to the entirety of the consumers you prefer the meat. In order to do this, a collaboration should be organised to act to certify safe meat. Laws and regulation have been set by the EU and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to guarantee that the meat supplied is up to the standards. To do this, samples of the meat are being sent to laboratories to analyse if the pork being produced follows the European pig farm welfare rules. Additionally, the workers have to follow something called the GHP, which stands for Good Hygiene Practices. This code ensures that the work done is hygienic while cleaning, in the production, pest control and storage.
These are just two of the regulation the industry has to follow to obey the laws and to ensure that the meat being produced is safe for the consumption.