+
Packaged Foods

Smithfield Foods closes the only smokehouse making genuine Smithfield ham

Melanie Wong | Jul 21, 201805:25 PM     2

" ... A Smithfield Foods spokeswoman said that the smokehouse had reached the end of its useful life and that the company has plenty of genuine Smithfield hams stockpiled to satisfy immediate demand.

'We’re currently meeting about the future of the smokehouse and I don’t have many details to share at this point. Should know more in the coming weeks,' spokeswoman Diana Souder said via email.

The smokehouse is said to be more than 50 years old, but whether the company will build a new one, seek a change in state law or simply abandon the “genuine Smithfield” moniker is a matter of local speculation..."

A sad day in Hamtown: Smithfield Foods closes the only smokehouse making genuine Smithfield ham

Company says stockpile will last a while, but future is uncertain for signature, salty product.

www.washingtonpost.com
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

Amazon Prime Day: Our Fave Instant Pot comes with Echo Dot
Shop

Amazon Prime Day: Our Fave Instant Pot comes with Echo Dot

by Grace Gonzalez | In case you haven’t realized by now, we are obsessed with the Instant Pot, which is why we couldn...

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The Best Kitchen & Cookware Deals So Far
Shop

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The Best Kitchen & Cookware Deals So Far

by Chowhound Editors | It's officially Amazon Prime Day 2019 and you might be wondering about the best Prime Day deals on...

Never Tried Sous Vide? A Chef-Quality Sous Vide Stick Is on Prime Day Discount
Shop

Never Tried Sous Vide? A Chef-Quality Sous Vide Stick Is on Prime Day Discount

by David Watsky | The sous vide method hit the mainstream a few years ago but if you haven't had a chance to try out...

Editor's Picks: The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for the Kitchen
Shop

Editor's Picks: The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for the Kitchen

by Joey Skladany | Prime Day, Amazon's version of Black Friday, has officially arrived and the number of sales is more...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.