You have a choice when you buy pork products at your supermarket or butcher.
Not all pork, ham and bacon products sold in New Zealand are grown locally. This means they don’t all meet the animal welfare standards of the PigCare™ programme.
Pork is imported to New Zealand from many different countries that have a range of farming methods. Imported pork only has to meet a government Import Health Standard, which doesn’t include any animal welfare standards.