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Why Our Bacon Is Better

Updated June 9, 2017

There’s nothing better than waking up on a weekend morning to the aroma of bacon wafting through the air. But bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore: It adds salty-sweet, smoky flavor to everything from salads and sandwiches to cocktails and desserts. Whether you’re getting back to bacon basics or branching out in new directions, know that Whole Foods Market always does what’s best for bacon, and that means:

No antibiotics, ever. We offer bacon from farmers and ranchers who go the extra mile to raise their animals without depending on antibiotics for any use. 
 
No added growth hormones. While federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork, our standards don’t allow them in any meat production. 
 
No artificial preservatives. All of the bacon we sell is made without synthetic nitrates or nitrites. 
 
No animal byproducts. Our standards prohibit animal byproducts in the animal’s feed. 
 
No gestation or farrowing crates. No crates, cages or tethers are permitted during the animal’s daily life. This includes, but is not limited to gestation crates and farrowing stalls for sows. 
 
The next time you get a craving for crispy bacon, remember: Our bacon is better. Enjoy!