RECIPES:
DO YOU ACCEPT RECIPE SUBMISSIONS?
We do accept recipes during periodic promotional periods. Occasionally, we also hold recipe contests at State Fairs. Please contact your State Fair board if you are interested in learning about submitting recipes there.
  
 
COUPONS:
WHERE CAN I FIND COUPONS FOR HORMEL® PRODUCTS?
Start right here on Hormel.com! Beyond our website, you can check out the Sunday paper’s inserts, general interest magazines or stores that sell HORMEL® products.
 
 
CAN HORMEL FOODS MAIL ME COUPONS?
Unfortunately, we don’t have coupons available for mailing.
 
 
WHAT IS HORMEL FOODS’ COUPON REDEMPTION POLICY?
You can view the HORMEL® Coupon Redemption Policy here.
 
 
PRODUCTS–GENERAL:
MY GROCERY STORE DOESN’T CARRY HORMEL® PRODUCTS—WHERE CAN I FIND THEM?
Use our Product Locator to search for the nearest store carrying the product(s) you’re looking for. You can buy select HORMEL® products through amazon.com or from the HORMEL FOODS Online Store.
 
 
 
PRODUCTS–REFRIGERATED:
CAN I SERVE REFRIGERATED HORMEL® PRODUCTS PAST THE EXPIRATION DATE?
You should not serve refrigerated meat products past their listed expiration dates. You should use or freeze products by the “Use By” or “Freeze By” date printed on the product.
 
 
HOW LONG CAN I USE MY REFRIGERATED MEAT PRODUCTS AFTER I’VE OPENED THE PACKAGE?
The general rule is to use the product within three to five days and keep it refrigerated after opening. Exceptions to that rule include:
  • Raw bacon, ham and HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Meats – refrigerate and use within one week.
  • HORMEL® Fully Cooked Bacon and HORMEL® Pepperoni – refrigerate and use within three weeks.
 
DO YOU HAVE TIPS FOR STORING AND PREPARING HORMEL® CURE 81® HAM?
We do! We even have a helpful video full of great tips you can view here

Otherwise, here are some handy ham tips, too:
  • Once opened, HORMEL® CURE 81® Ham can be stored in the refrigerator for five to seven days.
  • Leftover cooked ham should be tightly wrapped and refrigerated promptly after the meal.
  • Ham may be kept frozen for up to 60 days. The nutritional value of the ham will be maintained, but not its full flavor and texture. If you must freeze your ham, wrap it tightly.
  • Always check the label for storage and handling instructions. The “Best If Purchased By” date indicates the suggested time for purchase to ensure the ham’s best flavor and texture.
 
PRODUCTS–MICROWAVEABLE:
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF A HORMEL® MICROWAVE PRODUCT AFTER IT’S BEEN OPENED, AND IS IT SAFE TO REPACKAGE AND STORE THE PRODUCT IN ITS ORIGINAL CONTAINER?
Once the product has been opened, it should be removed from the package, transferred to an airtight container and placed in a refrigerator immediately. The product should be consumed within two to three days.
 
 
CAN I FREEZE THE CONTAINER OF A MICROWAVEABLE PRODUCT TO EXTEND ITS SHELF LIFE?
We don’t recommend freezing the container. Freezing won’t do any real harm, but could lower the quality of the product’s texture and flavor.
 
 
WHAT IS THE EXPIRATION DATE OF A MICROWAVEABLE PRODUCT?
We recommend that a product in a microwaveable container be consumed any time up to the “Best By” date printed on the container.
 
 
PRODUCTS–PANTRY:
CAN I SERVE A CANNED PRODUCT BEYOND ITS “BEST BY” DATE?
HORMEL® canned items should be consumed by the date printed on the container for best quality, flavor and freshness. After this time, the product should be safe to use as long as the can has not been compromised (no dents, split seams or other container damage). 

Canned items are best stored in a cool, dry place to adequately preserve the flavor.
 
 
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF A HORMEL® PRODUCT AFTER IT’S BEEN OPENED, AND HOW SHOULD THE PRODUCT BE STORED?
Once a HORMEL® product is opened, it should be removed from the package, transferred to an airtight container and placed in a refrigerator immediately. The product should be consumed within two to three days.
 
 
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF A HORMEL® PRODUCT IN AN UNOPENED CAN?
The product is always safe to consume as long as the seal has remained intact, unbroken and securely attached. However, the flavor and freshness of the product gradually begin to decline after three years from the manufacturing date.
 
 
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF PRODUCTS IN GLASS AND PLASTIC JARS AFTER THEY’VE BEEN OPENED?
After a product packaged in a glass or plastic jar is opened, it should be placed in a refrigerator immediately and consumed within three to five days.

One exception is HORMEL® Bacon Toppings, which should be refrigerated and consumed within six weeks.
 

DOES HORMEL FOODS HAVE SHELF-STABLE PRODUCTS I CAN USE IN AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT?
Absolutely. Our line of shelf-stable canned and microwaveable items is fully cooked and can be eaten cold, making them a perfect addition to your emergency kit!
 
 
FOOD SAFETY:
WHICH FOOD ALLERGENS ARE RECOGNIZED IN HORMEL® PRODUCTS?
We recognize the top eight food allergens and clearly list them in each product’s ingredients:
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Milk products
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • Crustaceans
  • Fish
NOTE: You should always check the ingredient listing for allergens before consuming HORMEL® products.
 
 
DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF PRODUCTS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN GLUTEN?
Yes. Click here to learn more about our products without gluten-containing ingredients.
 
 
ARE HORMEL® PRODUCTS CLEARLY LABELED IF THEY CONTAIN MSG?
All of the HORMEL® products that contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) are clearly labeled, as required by law. MSG is not allowed to fall under “flavorings” or “spice extracts.”
 
 
WHAT IS THE COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING (COOL)?
Learn more about COOL by reading the Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat Products brochure from the American Meat Institute.
 
 
CHARITABLE GIVING:
WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR HORMEL FOODS CHARITABLE TRUST GIVING?
Charitable Trust Giving Guidelines (PDF)
 
 
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A DONATION?
Request should be in writing and sent to: 
rjsmith@hormel.com
or
Corporate Communications
Hormel Foods Corp.
1 Hormel Place
Austin, MN 55912
 

WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY REQUEST?
  • Who you are--a little bit about the organization and whether it is 501(c)3.
  • Where is your organization located?
  • What you are requesting.
  • How will the donation be used?
  • When does your organization need the donation?
  • How does the donation request fit within the Hormel Foods Charitable Trust Giving Guidelines?
We will ask for more information if we need it to make a decision. 
 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A REPLY TO MY REQUEST?

Hormel Foods Corporation receives numerous proposals for donations to a variety of organizations and projects. To minimize the number of proposals submitted to Hormel Foods Corporation, the company restricts donations to organizations that emphasize education and hunger in and around Hormel Foods plant communities.

To request a donation, fill out the donation request form available on www.hormelfoods.com under the Contact Us tab. Only not-for-profit organizations that meet the company’s criteria with projects that are within an area of focus will be considered.

The company's donation guidelines can be found here: http://www.hormelfoods.com/About/Contact-Us/donationguidelines.aspx

 
 
WHERE WOULD I SEND A MARKETING PROPOSAL?
Please send those requests to hormelmarketing@hormel.com
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