Producing Safe, High-Quality, Affordable Food
of products meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative
of chickens are raised in no-antibiotics-ever programs
of hogs are raised in no-antibiotics-ever programs
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.
CN (child nutrition) products
low- or reduced- sodium products
whole grain products
GFC (Gluten-Free Certification) products
• 530 pounds of mislabeled foodservice chicken breast tenderloin fritters
• 2,148 pounds of chicken sausage
consumer inquiries handled in 2017
reduction in consumer complaints from 2016 to 2017
harvest plant rankings for the USDA Salmonella Performance Standards (October–December 2017)
In 2016, we became the first major poultry company to raise all our chickens in no-antibiotics-ever programs and convert all our branded chicken and turkey consumer products to no antibiotics ever.
For added assurance, our no-antibiotics-ever claim is backed by our USDA Process Verified Programs for raised with no antibiotics ever and fed an all-vegetarian diet.
The PERDUE® no-antibiotics-ever products joined our full roster of raised-without-antibiotics brands, including COLEMAN NATURAL®, COLEMAN ORGANIC® and NIMAN RANCH®, providing consumers with premium, branded no-antibiotics-ever, all-vegetarian-fed products across chicken, turkey, pork and beef.
In fiscal year 2018, we continued to build upon our partnerships with Health Care Without Harm and the Urban School Food Alliance (representing almost 5,700 K-12 schools) to promote the availability of no-antibiotics-ever menu items in healthcare and school settings.
Perdue became the first major meat and poultry company to join the Farm to School Network, promoting and supporting sourcing of locally, state- and regionally grown and produced food into school lunch programs.
The Farm to School Network connects students and communities with the people who raise and produce their food. The program helps keep food dollars in the community and promotes healthy and sustainable food choices, including no-antibiotics-ever products.
Perdue participates in Farm to School programs in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia.
As the largest* producer of USDA certified organic chicken, we continue to empower customers (who sell and serve our products) and consumers (who buy and consume our products) with affordable, accessible choices.
*Calendar year 2017 production estimates