OUR PRODUCTS

OUR PRODUCTS

Pork Product Characteristics

We want to provide our customers with quality products that will meet and exceed their expectations but we know that in order to be the best, we need a holistic approach to our processes. Behind our great products there is a team of hard-working people that bring their capabilities together and respect animals to achieve the best results in genetics, processes, and food safety.

The Proof is in the Pork

Customers describe the HyLife Herb Pork experience as juicy, tender, light and sweet. The prairie-grown wheat/barley diet together with the natural herbs of oregano, cinnamon and thyme contribute to the smoothness and sweetness of our pork. Our superior genetics contribute to the highly marbled texture and colour of the pork. In combination, the diet and genetics of our animals produce the perfect pork with enhanced moisture capacity which can be cooked with a hint of pink to experience the signature juiciness and tenderness of HyLife pork.

Some of the many attributes of HyLife pork:

Colour

HyLife prides itself on producing deep pink cuts of pork representative of our healthy stock. This depth of color directly translates to a rich full-flavor dining experience. The natural flavor of our pork is allowed to shine!

Texture

Tender, plump and juicy pork is the name of the game at HyLife. No expense has been spared in the feeding and care of our hogs. This allows us to produce highly marbled pork cuts that are crisp, sweet and light on the pallet.

Texture

Tender, plump and juicy pork is the name of the game at HyLife. No expense has been spared in the feeding and care of our hogs. This allows us to produce highly marbled pork cuts that are crisp, sweet and light on the pallet without the greasy aftertaste of other pork products.

Tenderness

Perhaps the ultimate sign of quality is the tenderness of HyLife pork. In countless side-by-side tests our pork has always been one of the industry’s top performers. Tender pork is a key indicator of a well-raised, well-fed hog and as a result, the final product takes to the oven or grill with ease as it consistently retains its moisture and flavour.

What Makes Our Products Great

From farm to fork, HyLife is committed to providing the best pork experience in the world. From our carefully selected breeding herd to our highly skilled butchers and every stage in-between, HyLife spares no expense or effort to make good on this promise. Our attention to detail and our control of every aspect of our business is what puts HyLife at the top of our industry. The result is pork that is rich in flavor, deep in color, and firm in texture to ensure every bite is perfection every time.

HyLife’s promise of excellence is obtained while maintaining our company’s core values. HyLife is an industry leader in humane animal handling practices and environmental initiatives. Our employees are treated as members of the HyLife family and we are active in our local communities being a driving force in charities, teams and events.

Our Strategy for Premium Quality

HyLife’s fully integrated pork production strategy allows us to control the factors that are most critical to the taste experience of our pork, while ensuring we also fulfill our sustainability commitment to the local and global communities in which we operate. At HyLife, this control ensures that we consistently deliver on our promise of exceptional taste and positive impact on people, planet, and the animals for which we care.

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Food Safety From Farm to Fork

While delivering on taste, it is our utmost responsibility to provide food that is safe and nutritious for our consumers. HyLife utilizes a comprehensive food safety and quality control program, involving both internal and independent auditing. Our program begins with the provision of safe, nutritionally balanced feed to our animals and includes numerous other strict procedures involving proper animal welfare, meticulous monitoring and testing before and during processing, and stringent packaging and shipping requirements. HyLife’s comprehensive food safety program ensures its products are closely monitored every step of the way, which means your food is fully traceable from farm to fork. From our farms to our processing plants to our transportation fleets, our different divisions work together to ensure that what reaches your plate is of the highest quality.

Farm Quality

All our farms are Canadian Pork Excellence certified.

  • Our nutrition team safeguards our animal’s optimum diet.
  • HyLife world-class veterinarians pay regular visits to the facilities, making sure all the needs and requirements of our animals are being met.
  • We have an internal auditing system to ensure we are compliant with all food safety requirements.
  • Everyone at our farms receives special training on animal health care as well as proper animal welfare procedures.
  • Our Food Safety programs outlining standard procedures maintain the consistency of our products.
  • All company livestock drivers are TQA (Transport Quality Assurance) certified.

Farm Quality

All our farms are Canadian Pork Excellence certified.

  • Our nutrition team safeguards our animal’s optimum diet.
  • HyLife world-class veterinarians pay regular visits to the facilities, making sure all the needs and requirements of our animals are being met.
  • We have an internal auditing system to ensure we are compliant with all food safety requirements.
  • Everyone at our farms receives special training on animal health care as well as proper animal welfare procedures.
  • Our Food Safety programs outlining standard procedures maintain the consistency of our products.
  • All company livestock drivers are TQA (Transport Quality Assurance) certified.

Food Quality

HyLife ensures hogs are handled gently at all times.

  • Hogs are inspected to ensure they are fit for production.
  • Confirmatory testing is performed to make sure the new hogs comply with incoming requirements and are Ractopamine free.
  • Process times, temperature and equipment functionality are some of the monitored items at the plant.
  • Our monitored procedures provide information that can be analyzed and used in the continuous improvement of our products.
  • Final product testing ensures highest quality products.
  • All our products are under temperature control.

Feed Quality

Being Feed Assure certified means:

  • We are part of the Gold Standard in Feed Safety.
  • We have a full HACCP System that includes prerequisite programs and processes and controls that are customized to the feed industry and bring the highest safety standards to feed production.
  • We have annual third-party audits to ensure the effectiveness of our safety controls.
  • We have domestic recognition.
  • We have international recognition having met international standards in managing feed safety risks.

HyLife Product Guide

The variety of cuts produced by HyLife are endless but they all start from the same primal or central quarters of pork. These are the Front Shoulder, Rear Leg, Loin, Back and Belly. From these large cuts, smaller table ready portions are produced.

Product Types

At HyLife, we utilize a 4/5 break, meaning the shoulder is separated from the loin between the fourth and fifth rib. This is unique to Canada but standard in Japan. This technique produces a meatier shoulder and a loin that requires less trimming. Back ribs are also more consistent end-to-end and bellies have less trim. Please click on the below diagram for exact descriptions of the primal’s and the cuts derived from each.

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