Bacon has become a passion and obsession for American eaters in recent years, but most eaters would be horrified to know the conditions under which those pigs are raised and the detrimental environmental effects to surrounding communities. There are sustainable alternatives. When shopping for pork, use our label guide to find meaningful and verifiable labels.
These labels are the most meaningful, with verifiable standards.
The terms below lack clear standards, verification processes or independent oversight, allowing farm conditions and practices to vary widely across producers.
These labels are not as comprehensive as our top picks.