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95%

of chickens raised with no antibiotics ever

100%

of U.S.-sold products made in the U.S.

100%

of U.S.-sold products from animal raised and processed in the U.S.

14

CN (child nutrtion) products

17

low- or reduced- sodium products

26

whole grain products

100%

of food products meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative

Leading the Way Away from Antibiotics

Chicken

Chicken

In 2016, we capped 18 months of industry-leading milestones in reducing antibiotic use by becoming the first major chicken company to eliminate the routine use of all antibiotics. This includes:

  • Removing all human and animal antibiotics from the feed and hatchery
  • Eliminating the use of antibiotics for growth promotion
  • Most importantly, raising animals in a way that does not require antibiotics for disease prevention

As part of our commitment to animal care, we will never withhold appropriate treatment and will administer a short, targeted course of antibiotics when a veterinarian prescribes them, which happens in roughly 5% of chicken flocks.

Pork

Pork

Hogs for the COLEMAN NATURAL® and NIMAN RANCH® brands continue to be raised under no-antibiotics-ever protocols, also with an average of about 5% requiring treatment.

Turkey

Turkey

In 2016, our no-antibiotics-ever turkey production reached 75% of live weight.

Our Milestones in Reducing Antibiotic Use



October 2016

Perdue announced that, by removing all animal antibiotics, we were raising 95% of our chickens without any antibiotics, becoming the first major poultry company to end the routine use of all antibiotics.


February 2016

Perdue converted all our frozen and refrigerated convenience products to no antibiotics ever, transforming the retail chicken market. Our no-antibiotics-ever chicken production reached 67%, and turkey surpassed the halfway mark. Perdue Foodservice announced that it would convert all its turkey products to no antibiotics ever, joining a full roster of no-antibiotics-ever chicken.


2015

No-antibiotics-ever production exceeded 50% of our chickens and 40% of our turkeys. Perdue Foodservice converted its K-12 products to no antibiotics ever during the 2014-15 school year. That fall, Perdue acquired Niman Ranch, increasing no-antibiotics-ever pork and beef production.


2014

By improving husbandry and hatchery practices, Perdue ended the routine use of human antibiotics in our chicken production. Over the previous 12 years, our use of human antibiotics in chicken production dropped by 95%. Other poultry companies and some of their customers followed with promises to reduce antibiotic use. Later that year, Perdue transitioned all PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® convenience products to no antibiotics ever.

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