Directly-delivered domestic pork
In most cases, the pork that SC Foods handles is procured directly from the region it is produced.
This also means that our pork is processed by our suppliers at a butcher adjacent to a slaughterhouse under strict safety control.
This is the way we are able to obtain fresher products than those processed after buying from individual markets.
SC Foods only purchases from Okinawa, Yamagata, and selected other regions that have met our standards.
Only those hogs that meet strict standards are certified as Yamagata Pork. Please try this tender and flavorful pork.
The three ultimate features of Yamagata Pork
- The Yamagata breed is a crossing of a female Landrace and Large White mix with a male Duroc, which enhances the quality of the meat. We mainly feed this three-breed cross corn and barley and allow more time for growing and finishing. This causes the pork to be delicate, lean, and juicy with sweet and flavorful fat.
- The pigs drink the pure snowmelt from the Ōu Mountains and breathe in the clear air of Yamagata every day. Yamagata’s water is one of the softest in Japan. In this kind of environment, the hogs are raised by the farmers with great care.
- The pigs’ health condition and sizes are assessed before shipping. Yamagata Shokuniku Kousha Co., Ltd. sets the standards for Yamagata Pork. In addition to the general rating system, the Yamagata brand has criteria for carcass weight and backfat thickness to guarantee more consistent quality.