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At Smithfield Foods, “good” doesn’t stop with our products — it’s in everything we do.
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Good Food. Responsibly

About Us

Hometown roots. Global reach.

At Smithfield Foods, we’re helping to feed a world of nearly 8 billion people. We provide families with wholesome, safe and affordable food while finding new and innovative ways to minimize the impact our operations have on the planet. It’s our responsibility, and our promise. We're found on tables everywhere

"Good" is what we do.

Our Smithfield Family is made up of good people. “Good” describes everything we do and it’s an integral part of who we are. From our commitment to safety, diversity, and inclusion in our workforce to doing our part to support the communities in which we operate in and beyond, we’re committed to making a difference.

What Drives Us

  “Good food. Responsibly.®” is more than something we say – it's how we approach our work.

OUR MISSION
OUR MISSIONTo produce good food the right way with respect for our people, animals, communities and planet.
OUR VISION
OUR VISIONWith our culture of responsibility, operational excellence and innovation, we will be a trusted food and protein company as we sustainably feed people around the world.

Our Principles

Our business decisions are guided by our principles. Everything we do, every action we take, starts with these.

RESPONSIBILITY
RESPONSIBILITYWe accept responsibility in everything we do. We do business the right way by treating employees well, treating our animals with respect, and leading in sustainability. We have an awesome responsibility for food safety. Together, we will deliver on the promise of “Good food. Responsibly.®”
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCEOur pursuit of operational excellence is unrelenting. We tirelessly seek out opportunities to improve the way we do business in such areas as customer service, on-time delivery, product quality, and product consistency.
INNOVATION
INNOVATIONInnovation is part of our DNA. We seek fresh ideas in all aspects of business, including ways to work smarter, serve customers better, and make Smithfield a better company.

Our History

Our Hometown Roots

Our company traces its history back to 1936, when Joseph W. Luter Sr. and his son, Joseph W. Luter Jr., opened the Smithfield Packing Company in Smithfield, Virginia.
A Family BusinessThey built the Smithfield Packing Company plant in 1946 on Highway 10. By 1959, their workforce had grown to 650.
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