Producing Safe, High-Quality, Trusted & Affordable Food
of products meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative
of our branded U.S. consumer products are from animals raised with No Antibiotics Ever, fed an all-vegetarian diet and never administered drugs for growth promotion
of U.S.-sold products are made in the U.S. from animals raised and processed in the U.S.
Whole Birds (including turkey) rankings for the USDA Salmonella Performance Standards as of March 19, 2019
Ground rankings for the USDA Salmonella Performance Standards as of March 19, 2019
Parts rankings for the USDA Salmonella Performance Standards as of March 19, 2019
Child Nutrition products
consumer inquiries handled in 2018
whole grain products
recalls* in FY2019
reduction in consumer complaints from 2017 to 2018
*68,244 pounds of PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Organics frozen, fully cooked gluten-free & 16,001 pounds of PERDUE® FUN SHAPES® refrigerated chicken breast nuggets
Niman Ranch introduced four new sausage options to further support their full carcass, nose-to-tail hog and beef production programs to help independent family farmers and ranchers thrive. The no-sugar frozen country-style and sweet-Italian ground sausages add a specialty retail offering in the freezer case. Linguica and no-sugar hot links were part of consumer testing to help grow the successful Niman Ranch sausage line. The four new gluten-free breakfast and dinner sausages have no nitrites or nitrates and, like all Niman Ranch products, the new offerings were raised with no antibiotics or added hormones-ever, on small, sustainable farms and ranches committed to the highest animal welfare standards to produce the finest tasting meats.
Targeting the millennial consumers to stop and shop in the processed meat case, COLEMAN NATURAL®* and BUDWEISER® launched a partnership with five new items combining slow-roasted, all-natural Coleman®* pork, with no-antibiotics-ever and no added hormones, and an iconic American beer brand.
The five new products include barbecue and grilling items: St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs in full and half racks, Pulled Pork, Jalapeño Cheddar Brats and Beer Brats. The St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs and Pulled Pork are drenched in tasty BUDWEISER® sauce, and the Jalapeño Cheddar Brats and Beer Brats are made with BUDWEISER® American lager.
Through our PERDUE®, COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC®, NIMAN RANCH® and local brands, we’re bringing innovation to the market while raising animals to higher standards. That’s made us a leader in all-vegetarian-fed, no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey, pork, beef and lamb. We also have a full range of foodservice products, from conventional to organic, and Perdue International reaches customers around the globe.
When it comes to antibiotics, we continue to say no, providing a full roster of raised-without-antibiotics brands, including PERDUE®, COLEMAN NATURAL®* and NIMAN RANCH®. (Of course, our organic products are no-antibiotics-ever.)
Our 2016 announcement that we converted all of our chicken production to a no-antibiotics-ever program remains the tipping point that moved no-antibiotics-ever into the mainstream.
Words matter, especially when they're a promise on a package. When we acquired Draper Valley Farms in Washington State and Petaluma Poultry in California, their operations became part of Perdue, but their brands remained strictly local.
Petaluma Poultry’s ROCKY® The Free Range Chicken and ROSIE® The Original Organic Chicken are locally raised in and around Sonoma County. Draper Valley Farms’ ROXY™ The Organic Chicken, RANGER® The Free Range Chicken and DRAPER VALLEY FARMS® chicken are all raised in the Pacific Northwest.
To us, organic is more than a product claim; it’s a commitment to how we raise and produce food. Our organic certification covers not only the end product but also every step in the process—including free-range farms with large pastures—all the way to the market.
Through Perdue AgriBusiness, we have direct access to organic grains and soy. We verify integrity—from the organic farm raising the grain, to the feed, on to the farm raising the chickens. This includes third-party testing at origination and destination, and documentation requirements that exceed those of the USDA.
The fall 2018 conversion of our PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® line of fully cooked, breaded products to PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Organics combined the convenience and choice consumers want with the benefits of USDA organic certification. With that, we introduced a new level of affordability and accessibility to our organic products. We carried over the benefits of the original line, including heat-and-serve convenience; simple, recognizable ingredients; and 25 percent less fat and most with 50 percent fewer calories compared to USDA data for breaded, fried boneless chicken.
With PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Organics products joining the PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Organic chicken line, we now offer consumers a full range of fresh and frozen organic products available at the stores where they already shop.
PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Organic has seen a 55 percent increase in sales* from increased distribution, continuing to increase access to affordable organic chicken for consumers. Consistent with the organic mindset, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Organic uses a BPA-free, 100 percent recyclable PET tray, with the same recyclability as a water bottle!
*As measured by IRI total Multi Outlet data ending 1.27.19
With the initial introduction of PERDUE® fully cooked chicken sausages, we now provide consumers with three flavors of completely pork-free sausage products that expand our no-antibiotics-ever offerings.