Food Safety

  • Which Farmer John products can I store in the freezer?

    All Farmer John products can be stored in the freezer. According to the USDA, products should be frozen sooner rather than later to maintain quality. It’s best to store product in packaging that is recommended for freezing, and at 0°F or lower to retain vitamin content, color, flavor and texture.

  • How long do I have to consume a refrigerated meat product after I have cooked it?

    Guidelines provided by the USDA are as follows:

    • Consume cooked leftovers within four days;
    • Discard food left out at room temperature for more than two hours;
    • Place food into shallow containers and refrigerate immediately for rapid cooling; and –
    • Reheat leftovers to 165°F.
  • How long do I have to consume my refrigerated meat products after I've opened the package?

    The general rule is to consume the refrigerated product within three to five days after the package is opened. However, an opened package of bacon or hot dogs can be kept for a week in the refrigerator at 40°F or less.

  • Can I consume refrigerated meat products past the expiration date?

    No, you should not consume refrigerated meat products past the expiration date.

  • Are Farmer John products clearly labeled if they contain MSG?

    Yes, the law requires that all products containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) are clearly labeled. MSG is not allowed to fall under “flavorings” or “spice extracts.”

  • Which food allergens are recognized in Farmer John products?

    Peanuts, tree nuts, milk products, eggs, soy, wheat, crustaceans and fish.


  • What is the recommended amount of protein I should consume per day?

    While it varies by body weight, experts recommend that a healthy diet include .36 grams of protein per person.

  • Are Farmer John products good sources of protein?

    Yes, some of our products are excellent sources of protein, such as FARMER JOHN® Pork Tenderloin andthe FARMER JOHN® Extra Lean Ground Pork.

  • Are there any low-sodium Farmer John meats?

    Yes, we have options for reduced sodium meats like FARMER JOHN® Lower Sodium Bacon and FARMER JOHN® Lower Sodium Sliced Ham.

  • Does Farmer John offer any gluten-free products?

    We offer many gluten-free sausages, like FARMER JOHN® Meat Wieners, FARMER JOHN® Turkey Franks and even FARMER JOHN® Cajun Style Chicken Smoked Sausage.

  • What exactly is cured meat?

    Meat is often cured to preserve its freshness and flavor through smoking, seasoning or cooking. It’s one of many ways Farmer John ensures its food is delivered fresh.

  • What are some nutritional benefits of eating pork?

    Not only is pork a generous supplier of daily protein, but it’s also loaded with potassium, iron, riboflavin and B vitamins.


  • Does Farmer John carry chorizo products?

    We currently offer a variety of chorizo products, including the FARMER JOHN® Traditional Pork Chorizo, FARMER JOHN® Mild Chorizo and FARMER JOHN® Spicy Chorizo.

  • Where can I find cooking instructions and recipes for Farmer John products?

    Cooking instructions and recipes can be found on our recipe and product pages.

  • Where can I find coupons for Farmer John products?

    Unfortunately, we do not have coupons available for mailing. You can find Farmer John coupons for products through promotions and advertising in Sunday newspaper inserts.

Charitable Giving

  • What information will I need to submit a donation request?
    • Requester contact information;
    • Organization contact information;
    • Organization 501(c)(3) tax ID;
    • What and why you are requesting;
    • When your organization needs the donation; and –
    • Your event/occasion group size.
  • How long does it take to get a reply to my donation request?

    Please allow four to eight weeks for a response to your request.

  • How do I apply for a donation?

    Hunger relief, youth sports and public service organizations are the priorities our company considers for donations. Please fill out our donation form and we will respond within four to eight weeks.