Pork 360 standards

Pork 360 Standards are set in consultation with qualified auditors and with consideration for the South African setting.

Each of these objectives aims to ensure that the same consistent quality pork is produced to meet consumer expectations.

The main aim of the Pork 360 Farm Standard is to ensure the production of high-quality pork on welfare-friendly farms, with good biosecurity, environmental stewardship, and minimal antimicrobial usage. To achieve this, there are 12 objectives in the Pork 360 Farm Standard, namely:

All these objectives ensure a consistent production system that supplies healthy and traceable pigs produced under good animal welfare practices to the abattoir.

Pork 360 farms standards

The main aim of the Pork 360 Feed Mill Standard is to ensure that optimum feed manufacturing, processing, and storage practices are implemented at maintained at all times. This standard focuses on the following eight objectives:

The main aim of the Pork 360 Abattoir Standard is to ensure a hygienic, traceable product and that the welfare of pigs at the abattoir is not compromised. This standard consists of five main objectives, including:

Pre-slaughter management includes aspects like supplier verification (suppliers need to be Pork 360-certified farmers), as well as traceability, transportation, and off-loading requirements.

Some of the aims of the Pork 360 Processor Standard are similar to the Pork 360 Abattoir Standard, such as hygiene and traceability, while additional focus is directed at the preservation of products after manufacture. The Pork 360 Processing Standard has five objectives, including requirements regarding the processor’s administration system, compliance with the appropriate food safety management systems, and product traceability. Other certifications of the facility are taken into consideration, with the emphasis placed only on Pork 360 objectives.


Assurance of food safety, traceability, animal welfare, biosecurity, and environmental stewardship from farm to fork.


Verified integrity of your product to assure stakeholders in the pork value chain.


Assurance scheme for South African pork managed by SAPPO on behalf of the industry.


Internationally certified system applied through qualified auditors.

Certification process