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For media inquiries, call our Corporate Media Relations hotline at 410-341-2533 or email corpcomm@perdue.com.

Here you'll find Perdue's official Position Statements on a number of topics. Check back for responses to hot topics in the news.

Perdue Farms Statement on Oxfam Report
As one of the major employers in many of our communities, we recognize our responsibility to provide a safe, productive and rewarding workplace.

Wages, Working Conditions and Our Responsibility to Our Associates and Communities
As one of the major employers in many of our communities, we recognize our responsibility to provide a safe, productive and rewarding workplace and to contribute positively to the community.

Perdue Farms Response To Watts Whistleblower Complaint
While we have not been served with the complaint, we have seen activist groups’ press releases and blog posts, and have been contacted by media who have been pitched to write about it. It is obvious from reviewing the complaint posted online that this is more about publicity than legal action.

Overseas Processing Position Statement
All of our branded products sold domestically are from animals born, raised and harvested in the United States. Processing, further processing, cooking and packaging are done only at USDA inspected facilities in the United States.


Jim Perdue

Like his father, Frank, Jim Perdue grew up in the family business, but didn't decide to make it his business right away. He thought at first of becoming a marine biologist. In fact, he earned his Ph.D. in fisheries. But in 1983, he accepted his dad's invitation to return to the family business, joining the company as an entry-level management trainee. After working many different management jobs in just about every area of the company, and earning his master's degree in business along the way, Jim became chairman in 1991 and also took over as advertising spokesperson.

Jim has guided the company through continued growth and change while holding fast to the values inherited from his grandfather and father.

"I'm proud of our company's heritage and proud to be carrying on our commitment to quality," said Jim. "I'm proud of everyone in the Perdue organization – our associates and our farm-family partners. Together, we're building upon our foundation of quality."

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