Salt (sodium) is a life-essential nutrient and a critical component for food preservation and food safety. At Smithfield1, salt is also a key ingredient in many of our products and helps us meet customer and consumer demands for quality, authenticity, flavor, and convenience. Smithfield’s policy is based on our commitment to producing wholesome food products for our customers and calls for the following:
- Provide a broad spectrum of products to meet different needs and tastes, and which ensure that consumers can make choices that suit their individual lifestyles.
- Offer sodium-reduced products for the benefit of consumers who opt for these choices or who are on restricted diets.
- Strict adherence to all health and disclosure regulations issued by the FDA and USDA.
- Continuous analysis and improvements to our product portfolio.
Our policy is consistent with the view that a healthy lifestyle is based on a range of factors, including dietary patterns and exercise, and not on just one nutrient.
1 All references to “Smithfield,” “we,” “us,” and “our” are terms of convenience used to refer collectively to Smithfield Foods and all of its subsidiaries. Similarly, the terms “division” and “business unit” may be used to refer to one or more subsidiaries, which are independent operating companies.