Choosing and Buying Pork

Prime, fresh pork should be pale pink and fine textured, and any visible fat should be dense and milk-white. Young pigs have pinkish bones, so beware of any pork with white, brittle bones as this will indicate that the meat has come from an animal of advanced age. You should also avoid any meat that is deep-rose coloured, red or bloody.

Poor quality pork is often indicated by yellow or brown stains on the skin, or by wet and slippery looking meat. If you notice any kind of smell, then the meat is stale.