Let’s Bring Home the Bacon and Ditch the Antibiotics

At Whole Foods Market, we carry the highest quality natural and organic products, and that includes our bacon. We only sell bacon that is cured with naturally occurring salts, rather than the usual method of curing the meat with synthetic sodium nitrates/nitrites. In fact, all of our processed meat items, including bacon, start with meat from our approved producers and must adhere to our Quality Standards, which include:

  • No synthetic nitrates/nitrites
  • No artificial ingredients
  • No antibiotics
  • No added hormones*

We make it easy to make informed choices when it comes to all meat. For example, choose either grain-finished beef from cattle who roamed the range for at least 2/3 of their lives or grass-fed beef from animals that never set foot on a feedlot. Or choose our pork, all from pigs that never lived in crates, or our chicken from birds that had room to flap their wings and run about. No matter what you choose from our meat department (and from the deli, too!), you can count on the fact that our standards for meat and poultry prohibit the use of antibiotics and added hormones.*

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork.