All Mrs. Pork products meet the rigorous standards of quality and genotype listed below to be qualified and duly noted as Certified Duroc™ Pork by the Certified Duroc Pork Association.

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Scope

This specification sets forth the requirements for live hogs which qualify for “Certified Duroc™” in approved pork programs claiming Certified Duroc™. Hogs may be qualified for these programs by meeting the Genotype requirements specified below.

Program Requirements

Genotype

Swine eligible for Certified Duroc™ Pork programs based on genotype must be traceable back to provable Duroc parentage. Qualifying swine must be traceable to one Registered parent or two Registered grandparents. Pedigree Registers*

  • Eligible hogs must be 5-7 months of age, castrated male or female. Eligible hogs must be slaughtered under USDA / FSIS inspection.
  • Hogs not eligible for certification include stags, boars, and pregnant females. Non-eligible hog carcasses must be segregated. Processing procedures shall be implemented to assure that only the products from “Certified Duroc™ Pork” carcasses are labeled and marketed as “Certified Duroc™ Pork”

* The United Duroc Swine Registry is a member of the National Swine Registry which is located at 2639 Yeager Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906. National Swine Registry at (765) 463-3594 or nsr@nationalswine.com.
* The Canadian Livestock Records Corporation, 4217 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1V OM7 Telephone 1-877-833-7110 or circ@circ.ca

Quality Assurance

On Farm breeding records must be retained for 2 years and are subject to review. Sire and semen records must be traceable to provable Duroc parentage.
Hogs in this program must be traceable to a cohort or lot number traceable to Duroc Sires
Eligible hogs in this program must be segregated at the slaughter house.
The whole hog carcass and meat products from “Certified Duroc™ Pork” carcasses must be segregated in all processing steps. Strict line clearing protocols must be implemented throughout the processing steps.

Verification

Verification of Duroc parentage will be accomplished by accessing sire and dam registration records maintained at The United Duroc Swine Registry as a member of the National Swine Registry which is located at 2639 Yeager Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906. National Swine Registry at (765) 463-3594 or nsr@nationalswine.com for USA and The Canadian Livestock Records Corporation, 4217 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1V OM7, Telephone 1-877-833-7110 or circ@circ.ca for Canadian registration.

Labeling

Labeling of “Certified Duroc™ Pork” pork products shall be in compliance with Food Safety and Inspection Service regulations and policy guidelines.