Why Boycott Smithfield Foods? The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, commonly known as Cfius has approved the sale of Smithfield Foods to China’s Shuanghui International. (NYTIMES)
We believe that CFIUS has made a grave error in judgment and as consumers the only way our voices can be heard beyond legislative action which will most likely never take place is through the use of our wallets.
Smithfield is a large processor and they do employ lots of Americans, however, we cannot and will not condone China buying US food companies.
Brands controlled by Smithfield Foods include (Smithfield,Eckrich,Farmland Foods,Armour,Cooks,Gwaltney,John Morrell,Kretschmar,Curlys,Carando,Margherita and Healthy Ones.)
Sign the Petition and tell Smithfield Foods you will not be buying any of their products.
This year make sure your that the only ham to adorn your Thanksgiving and Christmas tables are by an American Owned Company.
Ham for the Holidays? No Smithfield Hams due to China’s Ownership
November 21, 2013
Yes, that’s right Smithfield was purchased earlier this year by the People’s Republic of China’s Shuanghui International. While the US has seen an increase of iconic brands being purchased by foreign interests, it seems that our food supply isn’t protected as we would like it.
Protectionism, one of those words some like to throw out when someone supports American Owned and American made of imports. Why would the US allow for such ownership of our food supply?
Beyond being a possible security and health threat to US consumers, this move will also drive up food prices as more pork products are shipped to China.
Profits all go back to China, they don’t stay here, yes Americans are working for China and sending our hard earned dollars out of the USA.
When this deal went through China, didn’t just buy Smithfield, they bought the brands owned by them as well. The following brands should be avoided:
Be sure to avoid these brands until ownership of them are returned to a US business.
This year make sure your that the only ham to adorn your Thanksgiving and Christmas tables are by an American Owned Company. To Contact in your area, visit our BoyCottSmithfieldFoods.com website to find true American brands.