Food Safety Begins on the Farm and Never Stops
Our comprehensive farm-to-fork food safety program begins with healthy animals fed a diet free of animal by-products. It continues through processing, packaging and distribution, and it includes consumer education and awareness. We put an emphasis on early interventions and never let up on any of our efforts. Food safety teams at our plants share ideas and technologies across the company to drive continuous improvement. We back up those efforts with in-house microbiology labs to test products for food safety.
- Our products, including those sold at retail, for foodservice and for export, meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
- We were one of the first companies to use High Pressure Pasteurization for enhanced food safety. The system uses water pressure to kill bacteria and adds an extra layer of assurance for our ready-to-eat products such as PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® sliced, fully cooked chicken breast strips.
- We have long-standing practices to protect the safety and integrity of our products. Including full traceability, and as always, we continue to meet the standards prescribed by federal, state and local authorities to ensure the safety of our products—especially as it relates to bioterrorism.