Smithfield is the pork brand people ask for by name. Why? Because there’s a commitment to quality and a promise of flavor that comes with our name. From hand-trimmed bacon to slow-smoked holiday hams, we bring artistry and authenticity to everything we make. Does it take a bit more time and effort to live up to those high standards? Sure. But we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We make pork and only pork. Our ever-expanding line of pork products currently includes bacon, pork loins, pork chops, ham steaks, spiral hams, diced ham, ground pork and so much more. All of our products meet the highest quality and safety standards in the industry.
In 1936, Joseph W. Luter and his son founded a small meat-packing company, The Smithfield Packing Company, along the tributary of the historic James River in the colonial town of Smithfield, Virginia. Over 60 years later, the “Genuine Smithfield Ham” that brought them worldwide acclaim is still produced only in Smithfield. We now have a line of quality meats so vast, it’s helped make the parent company, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pork products. Thanks to our heritage and commitment to flavor, Smithfield is now known as the “Ham Capital of the World.”