Cattle raising is a family business. There are more than 800,000 cattle operations throughout the United States with cattle raised in all 50 U.S. states. Grain-fed beef produced in the United States is known worldwide for its taste, tenderness, and juiciness. Farmers and ranchers utilize the United States’ abundant land, water, and feed resources to raise cattle sustainably, while allowing consumers to enjoy a wide range of nutrition-dense U.S. beef products. All beef produced in the United States undergoes mandatory federal inspection to ensure that products are safe and wholesome.
The United States ranks second in the world in pork production and first in pork export. Its 60,000 pork producers are at the forefront in using improved genetics, feeding regimes, and the most advanced animal health and welfare practices to produce high-quality, safe, and nutritious pork for consumers worldwide. U.S. pork producers partner with the government, environmental groups, and academic institutions to ensure that the environmental footprint of pork production is minimized. They also place an emphasis on pork quality, and today’s U.S. pork products are lower in fat, consistent in color, well-marbled, and, most importantly, great tasting.
u.s. poultry & eggs
High-quality poultry and poultry products from the United States are enjoyed all over the world. Each year, the country produces more than 30 million tons of poultry (chicken, turkey, and duck) and some 96 billion shell eggs.
Producers and consumers insist on quality at every step in the process – from growout to processing to distribution. USDA inspection standards for all phases of poultry processing are the toughest in the world. By law, each bird must be inspected individually. At minimum, four separate inspections are required, starting with the live bird and continuing throughout the slaughter, processing, and packaging phases. The USDA employs a strong team of highly trained food safety inspectors, and every poultry processing line in the United States is under the care of between one and three inspectors.
U.S. Dairy Products
The United States is the world’s largest cheese producing country and now produces more than 600 types of cheese. These hundreds of U.S. cheese varieties mean that there is a U.S. cheese for everyone and every cuisine. There is an ever-increasing presence of U.S. artisanal cheeses, including award-winning ones, in Hong Kong, and this is redefining what people think of as American cheese. In 2019, the top prize of the World Cheese Awards was won by an American cheese, beating out a field of 3,800 cheeses from 42 countries. Everyone involved in U.S. dairy – from farmers and cooperatives to processors, government representatives, and dairy institutions – works to ensure that products meet strict U.S. regulatory standards and surpass customer and consumer requirements for quality and safety. Multilayer protection steps support consistent delivery of wholesome dairy products from farms in the United States to tables around the world.
In addition to being one of the leading suppliers of lobsters to Hong Kong, the United States offers many more seafood options. Wild-caught salmon, snow crab, cod, herring, Alaska Pollock, and scallops are just a few examples of seafood brought to Hong Kong by American fishermen committed to environmental stewardship. The FDA operates a mandatory safety program for all fish and fishery products and brings safety assurance to consumers at home and in the export markets.
U.S. Fresh Fruits
The vast latitude range of the United States gives rise to a variety of climatic conditions, stretching from the tropical-like South to the crisp and cool North, fostering perfect environments for juicy, sweet, and heathy fruits growing all year round. The United States grows and exports a variety of fresh fruits, including apples, grapes, citrus, berries, peaches, pears, melons, plums, and more! Besides the well-known varieties, there are also many options that U.S. growers offer to fruits lovers – the state of Washington is home to more than 30 varieties of apples. In addition to the popular navel oranges, Cara Cara and Valencia bring new experiences of sweetness and flavor. Fruits from the United States satisfy taste buds around the world and partner well with great chefs for sweet and savory dishes across many cuisines.
The U.S. rice industry is unique in its ability to produce all types of rice and is recognized as a dependable supplier of high-quality rice, from short- to long-grain, from milled rice to specialties, both in the U.S. and around the world. Rice provides more than 15 vitamins and minerals as well as beneficial antioxidants. Every year, U.S. farmers grow rice more efficiently with significantly fewer natural resources as they continually expand their knowledge and expertise. Conserving natural resources and focusing on sustainable practices is essential if we are to preserve our rice farming traditions and pass them on to the next generation.
U.S. Nuts & Dried Fruits
The United States produces about 80% of total shelled almonds in the world. The USDA provides guidelines on standards and grades for many major tree nuts, ensuring the high level of quality that buyers expect. In addition to being delicious, nutritious, and fun to share, nuts are great for cooking, baking, and pairing with many other foods and beverages. While almonds and pistachios are all-time favorites, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts also make great ingredients and snacks. Dried fruits, such as figs, cranberries, and raisins, are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and sweetness. Nuts and dried fruits are healthy and perfect options for snacks at schools and as toppings on cereals, energy boosters for athletes, and additions to breads and cakes.
Frequently Asked Questions
All over Hong Kong!
Delicious USA is Hong Kong’s premier U.S. food festival. Working with local chefs and restaurants that span a large variety of cuisines, Delicious USA celebrates high-quality and diverse U.S. culinary delights.
All over Hong Kong and Macau. Stay tuned to find out our participating restaurants 2023.
You’ll be able to find a full list of restaurants on our website under the “Restaurants” section.
For reservations, please reach out directly to the restaurants and ask for Delicious USA dishes.
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