Our grass-fed pork products are the only ones that we always cook to an internal temperature of at least 160ºF. Many of our porkers are wild, been running in the wild, or have stood nose to nose with wild pigs, etc. In the wild they'll eat anything a caveman would eat. Since they are literally unmanageable, we don't recommend eating them raw. For sure our grass-fed pork fat is the finest cooking fat known on the planet. Bacon grease is worth more than the bacon itself! So, never throw away the grease from cooking grass-fed pork--it's "priceless"