Swift Prepared Foods is at the intersection of heritage and innovation. We are proud of our history, but not yet satisfied. Swift Prepared Foods is a consumer packaged goods (CPG) company focusing on protein-centric prepared foods in both private label and branded offerings.

Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company, which was strategically located in Chicago. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry, including the introduction of the refrigerated railway car to more effectively transport meat to customers and consumers across the United States. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today – a prepared foods company on a journey to realize the full potential of protein.


Swift & Company Timeline

  • Gustavus started at only 16 as the slaughterer, packager and distributor one cow at a time
  • In the following years, an innovative strategy established by Gustavus Swift elevated Swift & Co. to a level occupied by few brands as it created its own sales channels and eliminated intermediators, allowing it to reach consumers directly

We are on a journey to realize the
full potential of protein

Our Values


Be relentless. Deliver superior results. Adopt a sense of urgency. Make things happen.


Be practical. Focus on what is important. Adopt a hands-on approach. Avoid bureaucracy.


Be receptive and open. Always be prepared and motivated to take on new challenges.


Listen. Be helpful and thoughtful. Act with respect. Prioritize the team over yourself. Value the opinion of others.


Be direct, truthful and transparent. Respectfully express opinion. Know how to say no, but be positive and offer solutions.


Be punctual. Fulfill commitments. Deliver results. Do not make excuses.


Be committed to results. Focus on details. Take responsibility.


Swift Prepared Foods is headquartered in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, IL.

In 2018 we invested in a new office space for our team that features an open plan concept, commercial kitchen, and new technologies to enable an agile workplace. We are within walking distance of many major retailer locations and a wide range of restaurants which allows us to interact with consumers and stay on top of food trends on a daily basis.

Production Facilities

By owning and operating our own plants, Swift Prepared Foods can slice and pack every size the customers demand. Along with our branded products, Swift Prepared Foods is capable of offering an array of products packed under the customer’s private label.

Swift Prepared Foods production facilities are product-focused:
  • Sliced Deli Meats – Booneville, MS
  • Bacon – Elkhart, IN
  • Bacon – Ottumwa, IA
  • Barbecue Items & Ribs – Swanton, VT
  • Deli Meats & Bacon – Council Bluffs, IA
  • Fully Cooked Bacon – Moberly, MO


JBS® USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added beef, pork, lamb and poultry products for sale to customers in more than 105 countries on six continents.

Headquartered in beautiful northern Colorado, JBS USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further processed and value added products for sale to customers in more than 105 countries on six continents.

The company employs more than 100,000 team members and operates more than 100 facilities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Puerto Rico, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK.

Our Brands

Swift Prepared Foods is committed to innovation and building brands based on customer and consumer needs.

We take pride in our legacy of delivering quality and value through our signature brands, Plumrose and DAK. We are now proud to launch new brands to meet today’s consumer needs with Savora Sous Vide and Swift. As our company grows, we are continuing to invest in culinary led innovation and build brands for the future.

Savora Sous Vide

Savora Sous Vide is a new line of sous vide cooked meats. Taste the difference of sous vide, the professional cooking method that chefs use to make meat perfectly tender and juicy, every time. Fully sous vide cooked, you can enjoy this incredibly tender meat in seconds, without the expensive gadgets or hours in the kitchen.

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New Swift Double Smoked Thick Cut Bacon is smoked not once, but twice, to give it an extraordinarily savory flavor that enhances the taste of any meal. The true quality of the cut of bacon is revealed through the double smoked process. Made with hand selected, quality cuts of bacon trimmed to perfect, Swift Bacon is double smoked using natural woodchips. Trust no one but Swift to make it delicious, every time

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Plumrose was first introduced in the United States back in 1932. The items offered under this brand have national distribution and have expanded to include a vast array of packaged deli meats, bacon, canned hams and precooked rib items.


Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats is large enough to serve your needs, but small enough to appreciate your business. We are committed to making the best Smoked Bacon, Ham and Turkey on the market.

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DAK established itself as a quality brand in 1947 and is primarily sold in club stores throughout the country. Whether you see a DAK ham behind the counter at your local supermarket or pick up a 3lb package of bacon at a warehouse store, you can be assured of the highest quality products.


We are always looking for great talent across
all functions and all levels.

Swift Prepared Foods Jobs

Care to join us?

Consistent with the JBS USA mission of being the best in all we do, opportunities to achieve and grow are frequently available at Swift Prepared Foods. We have aggressive plans for growth and are always looking for great talent across all functions and all levels.

If you’re interested in joining our effort to build something great, visit our Careers site here.

Contact Us


651 W Washington Blvd, Suite #304
Chicago, IL 60661


Toll-Free: 1-800-526-4909

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