Seaboard Foods has began sales and marketing of pork products from its new St Joseph pork processing plant. The Missouri facility, owned and operated by Triumph Foods, began operations this week.

Seaboard Foods president Rod Brenneman said: “We are excited about the opportunities this plant brings to Seaboard Foods as well as the opportunity to offer our loyal customers a larger supply of the finest pork products.”

Products from the St Joseph plant will be marketed under the PrairieFresh Premium Pork brand for the domestic market and the Seaboard Farms brand for international markets.

The St Joseph plant aims to implement quality control points including consumer-driven products, genetics, production, animal nutrition, animal handling, state-of-the-art processing, food safety, residue-free pork, packaging, employee training and customer service. It contains a USDA Process Verified proprietary quick chill system for improved meat quality attributes like colour, texture and moisture-holding capacity

The livestock supply for the plant will come from a coordinated production system with high meat quality and consistency, and USDA Process Verification for meat quality, animal handling and source verification.