Costco Wholesale announced it will no longer sell pork belly and pork loins for $8 per pound, in a move that follows similar decisions by retailers in recent months.
Costco said in a statement that the decision was made in response to customer feedback.
It also said the decision to phase out pork belly will be phased in over the next few weeks.
The company also announced plans to replace its $8-per-pound pork belly with a more economical option of $7.99.
The price cut follows a similar move by Walmart in March.
The move comes as the U.S. government is trying to crack down on the growing number of pork belly imports.
The country imports more than 70 percent of the pork that ends up in American restaurants.
The U.K. has the most pork, with 1.5 million pounds imported last year.
The average price of pork for U..
S.-based consumers was $11.19 in June.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said last month that there are more than 400 million tons of pork produced in the U, and that nearly half of that amount goes to the U