Handling Instructions

Handling Pork

Fresh Pork Products – Please keep fresh pork, chops and roasts refrigerated if using within 3 to 5 days. We recommend freezing for longer storage. Use within 6 to 12 months of freezing for best results.

Cooked Pork Products – Please keep refrigerated to serving within 7 to 10 days of purchase. For longer storage, we suggest freezing. For best results, use within 3 months after freezing.

Thawing Pork

All pork and ham product – Thaw for 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

Cooking Temperature

Pork cooking Temperature – Please refer to the National Pork Board for cooking temperatures. Please prepare and cook at your own discretion.

Cooking Instructions

(Whole, Half or Petite Ham)


Preheat oven to 325°F. Remove ham from refrigerator and all packaging materials. Place ham face down directly into baking dish or roasting pan. Cover tightly with lid or foil and heat for approximately 10 minutes per lb. or until product center reaches 140°F.

Glazing Ham

If you intend to glaze your ham, remove ham from the oven ½ hour before end of heating time. Prepare your favorite ham glaze and apply evenly over the surface of the warm ham. Heat glazed ham uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes. Heating times may vary.

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