All of the Pork Wild Zora uses in our products is antibiotic-free and all-natural.
Zora, our founder, has always felt an immense gratitude for the animals that provide her and her family with food. As a child, she grew up on a family-owned farm where animals were cared for with the knowledge that someday, they would provide sustenance for the entire family: parents, grandparents, cousins, siblings. Every part of the animal was used, both out of respect for the animal and the sense that food—and the animals the meat came from—should never be taken for granted.
Through these formative experiences, Zora maintains a sense of connection and respect for all of the animals that go into Wild Zora products. Because of this, she will always find high-quality and responsibly-sourced ingredients for all of our products. We want you to feel happy and satisfied about the food you choose to put into your body and the snacks and meals you give to your family and friends.
- 100% All-Natural Pork
- No Hormones or Antibiotics, ever
- Fed a Vegetarian Diet
Who provides our Pork?
Currently, we source our pork from a family-owned company supported by a collective of farmers based out of Midwest and Western states. These farmers are committed to humane and sustainable treatment of all of their pigs, and will never use antibiotics or hormones on their animals.
What are Wild Zora’s Pork standards?
Our Pork is, and always will be, antibiotic-free and all-natural. We work with suppliers that are focused on animal welfare and humane treatment, and through this, we can be certain that our Pork holds up to the taste and quality you expect from our products.
The farms that provide our Pork are committed to humane treatment of all of their animals, and follow rigorous protocols with how the animals are handled, transported, and cared for. These protocols include lengthy requirements for how the pigs are treated from birth to processing, and they are checked by a third party.
By requiring that all of our Pork must be antibiotic-free, we can be certain that the animals were cared for well enough that antibiotics were not required as a shortcut for inadequate living environments. Our farms heighten the living conditions of their pigs through disease-resistant buildings that maintain standards of ventilation, sanitation, and bedding. By keeping the pigs on 100% vegetarian diets, the animals are never fed cheap food created out of low-quality animal byproducts, which can cause illness or intestinal distress.
Our Pork is all-natural, and as such cannot contain any additives, preservatives, or colors, and must be minimally processed.
What about GAP Certification?
Many of our smaller farms and meat suppliers are not Global Animal Partnership (GAP) certified. These certifications are programs in which a farm applies and pays a large fee, and once it is approved under the standards, the certification denotes that the farm has followed specific animal welfare guidelines. The basic fact is that even if the smaller farms where we source our meat follow all of the principles put forth by the GAP, they might not be able to afford the certification.
Before we agree to source meat from our Pork farmers, we make sure that their standards of naturally raised, humanely treated pigs align with our own.
Why do we use these standards?
At Wild Zora, we believe that high quality food matters to your own health, the health of your loved ones, and the health of the planet. We source our Pork through farms that are committed to sustainability and responsibility while providing safe, healthy, humane environments for their pigs. This means we will always make sure to provide great tasting snacks with clean ingredients!