Date Full Report Received07/15/2016
Date Abstract Report Received07/15/2016
InvestigationInstitution: WPF Technical Services
Primary Investigator: William Benjy Mikel
Co-Investigators: Melissa Newman
Funded ByNational Pork Board
The ability of the pork industry to enhance profitability is best found through the utilization of low value products that are not commonly accepted for consumption in the United States, ie offal products. Recent analysis has indicated great potential to add value to pork if offal and specifically variety meats can be exported. The goal of this project was to conduct a literature review to determine what information currently exist related to the utilization and optimization of US pork offal bones for utilization in foreign. A review of literature was conducted across both scientific and trade journals to determine previous research/ analysis conducted. This review found minimal previous documented research/ analysis conducted. In addition, while interest/ current export practices among packers/ processors varied greatly, the opportunity to explore such markets around the globe with a variety of pork bone products exist and could be economically advantageous, especially to innovative processors.