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Pork FAQs

NAMP 1413 Quarter loin pork chops

By Bob Oros

A quarter loin chop is a good marketing name for end cuts. 

To cut a package of quarter loin chops you would take a whole pork loin and cut 1/8 off each end making a quarter of the loin. 

Cutting it in this manner leaves the entire center of the loin for further merchandising at a higher margin, such as center cut pork chops or center cut pork roasts. 

Quarter loin chops are normally sold at a fairly low price making them a good value at the retail counter, however, they are very seldom sold in foodservice. When they are sold in foodservice they are normally called rib end chops or loin end chops.

Good item for an all you can eat buffet.