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

Antibiotics Position Statement
We have long recognized public concern over the widespread use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. We are proud of our role as a leader in reducing antibiotic use, and in offering no-antibiotics-ever choices.

Statement on Responsible Poultry House Siting and Construction
We take neighbors into consideration before contracting with growers who want to build new poultry houses

Avian Influenza Position Statement
With the increased threat of Avian Influenza from migratory waterfowl in the coming fall season, we have put added emphasis on protecting our chicken and turkey flocks from exposure.

Perdue files response to whistleblower complaint
Perdue has filed its formal response to a “whistleblower” complaint by a disgruntled contract poultry farmer, rejecting his claims of retaliation and requesting that the U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA dismiss his frivolous complaint.

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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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