Founded in 1936 by Joseph W. Luter as a family-owned busi­ness and now recently purchased by China-based Shuanghui International Holdings, Smithfield Foods is the largest pro­ducer of pork products in the world. On the way to becoming a global giant over the past three decades, Smithfield acquired more than 50 companies. Three of those companies—Carroll Foods, Murphy, and Brown (all smaller pork producers)—be­came Murphy-Brown LLC, a member of the NPTC for many ...

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