The National Pork Producers Council
More than 300 studies have affirmed ractopamine as safe. Since its introduction in 1999, there have been no confirmed human health issues related to the consumption of meat products from animals fed ractopamine.
The National Pork Board
The National Pork Board is funded by America’s pig farmers and was established by federal law in 1985 to promote research in swine science, farmer education and develop new markets for pork – both in the U.S. and globally. Our stated mission is to work with all stakeholders – from pig farmers to processors, from retail stores to foodservice outlets – to make each group aware of the benefits of our industry’s products. We work closely with scientists, dietitians, chefs, and others to share the versatility and nutritional benefits of pork cuts, as well as the continuous improvements the industry has made in how pigs are raised and pork is produced.
We’re incredibly proud of the fact that both the pork tenderloin and pork sirloin have received “Heart Healthy” certifications from the American Heart Association.