Important Messages from Clemens Food Group →

In everything we do, CFG is commited to animal care, our farmers, community, and you.

It’s the way we approach our entire business from responsible farming and sustainable production, to respect and fair treatment of our team members, to the quality products that we’re proud to put our name on. Pork with a Pledge® stands for our ongoing commitment to animal care.


Family owned. American made.

Our company is owned by the Clemens family—the same family that founded our business over 120 years ago—and all our pork is produced right here in the U.S.A.

Committed to animal care.

All our hogs are raised according to rigorous standards, ones that guide our farmers’ practices throughout every stage of every animal’s life.

No hormones or steroids added.

We never inject our Hatfield Brand animals with unnecessary hormones or steroids to spur unnatural growth.*

Raised without growth promotants.

We let our Hatfield Brand hogs grow naturally thanks to healthy, well-balanced diets, which allows us to raise them without the use of artificial growth promotants like ractopamine.

Sustaining American family farms.

All our hogs are raised on North American, family-owned farms, coming from states like Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.

Fair wages, team development.

We’re committed to treating every team member with respect. That’s why we offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, and employee training to help each and every team member grow and thrive.

Dedicated to charitable giving.

We are committed to giving back to our communities, through numerous organizations that support those in need in the places where we do business.

*Federal law prohibits the use of hormones in pork.



Our flagship brand is built on everything Pork With A Pledge® stands for–which already elevates it to a level above most conventionally raised pork.

In addition to all the company-wide promises that PWAP encompasses, the Hatfield® brand is committed to animal care and accountability to our animals, farmers, community and customers.

Uncured Bacon Hatfield Uncured Ham Hatfield Pork Loin Filets Hatfield Sausage

Committed to be 100% gestation-crate free by 2022.

It takes years to complete the transition but we’re working toward a new model of farming that eliminates gestation crates for all sows and allows them to movie freely and interact in more natural social environments. That means 100% of the hogs raised for Clemens Food Group products will be in free-to-roam environments. This would make us the first company in the industry to do so.

Judicious use of antibiotics.

Antibiotics are only used when necessary in the Hatfield Brand program to care for sick hogs and may only be administered in accordance with label/prescription directions under advisement of the pig supplier’s veterinarian. Antibiotics may never be administered to promote growth.

All Natural. The majority of Hatfield® retail products are now all natural. Our marinated, sausage, fresh pork, Recipe Essentials® and uncured lines are minimally processed, contain no artificial ingredients, nitrites or nitrates. We are working to transition many of our foodservice products too.



Farm Promise

Farm Promise® is our No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) line of pork.

More than NAE, Farm Promise® also includes additional attributes that many of today’s consumers are looking for.

No Antibiotics Ever.

Farm Promise® hogs are never given antibiotics. If an animal requires antibiotics because of an illness that can’t be treated by other means, they are removed from the Farm Promise® program.

All natural.

All Farm Promise® retail and most foodservice products are minimally processed and contain no artificial ingredients, nitrites or nitrates. We expect to transition all foodservice products to All Natural formulations in the coming months.

100% gestation crate free (group housed).

All Farm Promise® hogs come from sows who live in open group-housed environments where they can move around freely and socialize naturally.

Fed a vegetarian Diet.

Farm Promise® hogs are 100% vegetarian fed (lacto-ovo vegetarian). No animal by-products such as bone or blood meal are included their diet.

Born, raised, and harvested in the U.S.A. 

All Farm Promise® hog farms, including sow farms, nurseries, and finishing farms, are located in Pennsylvania with harvesting done at our Hatfield, PA facility.

*Federal law prohibits the use of hormones in pork.