We believe in responsible food and agriculture.®
Chances are you’re familiar with PERDUE® chicken. What you might not know is that there’s much more to our business. We’re a family of family-owned companies. And we’re here to provide innovative food and agricultural products and services that make people’s lives better.
We have a commitment to the stewardship of our food, our environment, our animal care and our people.
We Believe in Responsibly Producing Safe, High-Quality, Trusted and 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
• 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)
Delivering on the No-Antibiotics-Ever Promise
All Our Branded Consumer Products Are Now No Antibiotics Ever
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.
A Full Roster of No-Antibiotics-Ever Brands
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.
Making No Antibiotics Ever More Available to Schools and Hospitals
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.
Connecting Schools, Farms and Food
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.
Empowering Customers and Consumers with Affordable, Accessible Organic Chicken
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.
- We continued to increase the availability of organic chicken for consumers through national distribution of PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN ORGANIC® and customer-owned brands
- We launched the first-ever national TV campaign promoting organic chicken
- We introduced fresh, vacuum-packed organic chicken for restaurant use and made it available through foodservice distributors
- We made our organic chicken available to export customers
*Calendar year 2017 production estimates