Japanese McDonald’s Pork Buyers Visit Indiana

The communications director for Indiana Pork says a recent visit with buyers from McDonald’s Japan helped strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Japan.  

Jeanette Merritt says the pork buyers had an opportunity to see how U.S. pork farms operate.
“It’s an opportunity to reassure a major customer that Indiana pig farmers and US pork production is operating by our we care standards that our farmers care about raising their livestock and that we are raising a consistent product,” she says.

She tells Brownfield the buyers visited two farms.

“They were excited to walk into a barn and see all of the information that Fair Oaks and Legacy presents in the facility with all their educational opportunities that are on the wall while looking at the pigs and understanding how they are being raised,” she says.

Merritt says Japanese consumers want the pork they buy at their local McDonald’s to be a consistent product, and she says the consistency of U.S. pork is what sets it apart from its competitors.

Photo provided by Indiana Pork.

AUDIO: Jeanette Merritt, Indiana Pork

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