Pork, canned

last updated : 2019/02/23
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
PORK, canned, 250g CH 0.53 0.27kg 0,3L Add

General information

Pork meat.  Processed and canned.

Specifications vary with national regulations.  Here below, we give our most commonly used specifications.

  • Refer to HQ when offered specifications are different from our standard specifications.  It will need to be approved by a food specialist.

Importation of food is always subject to acceptance from the national authorities, based on their national specifications; check these before purchasing.

Impact on the local, national, or regional market availability and prices should be carefully looked at before purchasing large quantities.


For all aspects of the product, unless described otherwise here below, the standard of Codex Alimentarius last edition applies, including the packaging.

  • Product must be fit for human consumption and be of sound, fair and marketable quality.
  • For laboratory test, provide minimum 5 tins per batch.

PORK MEAT, canned, long preservation

Pig meat

Minimum 80%, salted, canned and cooked.

Moisture content maximum


Protein content minimum

12%, the proportion of collagenous protein in relation to total protein content must not exceed 45%

Fat content

30% maximum.

Salt content

2% maximum.

Ash content

4% maximum.

Stability test

No pressure increase, no pH difference more than 0.5, no microbiological growth after 7 days under ISO7218

Analysis of contaminants must state that the canned pork meat is "fit for human consumption".

-                       The product must not contain bones, ligaments, gristle, hair or any foreign substances or additives.

-                       Presentation when sliced must be a chopped product containing at least 50% coarse pieces (around 8mm) of meat bound by a fine emulsion containing a minimum quantity of rendered fat.  Product must be free from unpleasant odours and tastes.

-                       "Use by date" 3 years from date of manufacture; minimum 2 years from the date of delivery.

-                       One batch can a be maximum of 24h in continuous production

Primary packaging

Food grade can of net weight of 200g hermetically sealed, showing no sign of corrosion at the welded joints or inside, and no deformation.

Can to offer easy opening system or to be delivered with folded can opener.

Secondary packaging

In export carton boxes of double corrugation of 10kg net.

Cartons to resist without any damage 6m high stacking for 6 months without deterioration, and a minimum of 10 manual handlings.

The sealing of the outer box is with glue, 50mm tape or strapping, capable of resisting a tropical climate (humidity and sunshine) for six months.  Tape overlaps of 10cm minimum.


As per Codex STAN 1.

Each can to be marked with a label showing:

-                       Name of the product

-                       Name of the manufacturer

-                       List of ingredients

-                       List of nutritional values

-                       Lot/Batch identification (can be date of production if day is included)

-                       Free from culturally restricted components

-                       Net content weight in g

-                       Date of production printed or stamped on the can

-                       Date of minimum durability, declared as "best before" printed or stamped on the can

Each carton box, same as above plus number of pieces per box.

Minimum documentation required for quality assurance from the supplier.

To be established by an official body:

-                       Certificate of inspection

-                       Health Certificate

-                       Weight and Quality Certificate

-                       Non-radioactivity Certificate

Other documentation needs to be provided according to the purchase agreement.