The Pork Buyer's Guide

Find out how to purchase pork the right way.

The Pork Buyer's Guide

Investigative reporter Mark Schatzker has the latest scoop on how to be a smart food shopper. If you want to buy the highest quality, tastiest cut of pork, follow these guidelines the next time you visit the supermarket.

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Check Labels

When shopping for the perfect piece of pork, make sure the only ingredient listed is pork. There should be no antibiotics added nor any additional ingredients, and the meat should be labeled free-range to guarantee you're getting the best kind. If you see any strange ingredients or additives listed, avoid buying.

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