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Pork Announces a Makeover at the Meatcase with a New Naming System

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Pork meat cuts renaming infographic- a handy way to remember the new names at the meat counter!

Have you ever gotten confused standing at your meat counter? I’ve often asked myself, “What’s a Loin Chop? Or a Rib Chop Center?”. Understanding the nomenclature

for different cuts of meat as it varies by type can be confusing. The National Pork Board and the Beef Check off program conducted intensive research over an 18 month period and found that many people are confused by the different names of  similar cuts meat and consequently didn’t know how to cook them properly.

Hence, the new Pork naming system in time for Grilling season! Things have gotten a lot less confusing! What is really cool about the renaming is that the names denote how you would cook a cut- for example, the the Loin Chop is now called the Porterhouse chop. And nothing says- “ready to be grilled” like “Porterhouse”!

Here’s a cool infographic that gives you the before and after names so you are informed, and better yet, ready to do some grilling!

To get you fully ready for grilling season, here are some of my favorite Pork Recipes that are sure to please a crowd:

grill girl, Robyn Medlin, GrillGrrrl, reverse sear grilling method

The reverse sear method produces a tender, juicy steak and nice char marks at the finish.

Chipotle Rubbed Pork Rib Chops, Apricot Ginger Glazed Pork Tenderloins, and Grilled Island Spice Pork Tenderloin.


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2 Responses to Pork Announces a Makeover at the Meatcase with a New Naming System

  1. Kathleen Gardiner June 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Need the recipe book! Need it. New grill, no experience. Need it.

  2. Eddie Medlin June 5, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    Great post. I love the new pork naming system.

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