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Perdue Farms Shares Progress on Industry-Leading Animal Care Initiatives During Animal Care Summit
Perdue Farms hosted its seventh annual Animal Care Summit near its Maryland headquarters this year, after two years of hosting the annual event virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since announcing the company's Commitments to Animal Care in 2016, the summit has been a key part of Perdue's animal care strategy.
"Now in our second century of business, we at Perdue Farms are proud to continue making advancements and leading our industry in the standards to which we raise our animals," said Mark McKay, President of...
Bayer Launches Collaboration with Perdue AgriBusiness
- Program is the first agrifood value chain business-to-business collaboration under Bayer’s new ForGround platform and is anticipated to help improve soil health and reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions at scale in the long term.- Creating additional opportunities for farmers to be an integral part of a more sustainable food value chain, Perdue grain farmers may be compensated for participating in a carbon footprinting program and eligible for future incentives tied to adopting regenerative farming practices, along with receiving access to all ForGround benefits.- The collaboration represents two industry leaders coming together to...
Perdue Foods Voluntarily Withdraws PERDUE® Gluten Free Chicken Breast Tenders
Perdue Foods LLC has voluntarily withdrawn frozen fully cooked PERDUE® Gluten Free Chicken Breast Tenders with a “Best If Used By Date” of 07/12/23 and a UPC Bar Code of 0-72745-83492-9 because a foreign material was identified in a minimal amount of consumer packages. The withdrawn product was distributed exclusively through BJ’s club stores.
There have been no reports of injury or illness associated with this product.
“We determined the source of the material to be blue ink and a small..."
Perdue Recognized as Leader in Poultry Workplace Safety
The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council has awarded nine of Perdue's facilities its Award of Distinction, the Council's highest form of recognition for consistently implementing innovative and effective workplace safety health processes and systems. They were among 33 Perdue facilities across 14 states that received workplace safety awards at the 2022 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla.
"Workplace safety is an absolute at Perdue, including an unwavering commitment from management and an ongoing safety culture that engages all associates in maintaining a safe workplace environment," said...
Perdue Farms' Indiana Facility Achieves GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill Certification
Perdue Farms announced today that its food-producing facility in Washington, Ind. has earned GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill certification, making it the first U.S. turkey processing facility and third Perdue facility to earn this important third-party environmental validation. During the audit period between May 2021-April 2022, GreenCircle validated that the Indiana operation diverted 100 percent of its waste from going to landfills starting in January of 2022, and kept nearly 155 million pounds from landfills during the total audit period.
GreenCircle completed extensive audits and assessments...
Perdue Farms Releases FY22 Company Stewardship Report
Perdue Farms announced today the release of its Fiscal Year 2022 Company Stewardship Report focusing on four areas - Food, Environment, Animal Care, and People and Partners. This new report highlights a second year operating amid a global pandemic, elevating the company's commitment to alleviating food insecurity, offering consumers new and innovative products, advancing its industry leading-animal care commitment, and creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Released during the company's 102nd year, the report notes progress made in the key areas of environment, communities and people, and reinforcing the company's stewardship platform...
PERDUE® CHICKEN PLUS® Chicken Tots™ Among PEOPLE Magazine’s Best Supermarket Products of the Year
PERDUE® CHICKEN PLUS® Chicken Tots™ today was named a winner in the PEOPLE’s Food Awards 2022 as one of the Best Supermarket Products of the Year. The Chicken Tots took gold as best chicken product among testers who selected the “most delicious new foods in the grocery store.”
“The combo of white-meat chicken, cauliflower, chickpeas, cabbage and potatoes covered in a crunchy panko coating made it a star with parents,” said PEOPLE editors, who sampled nearly 1,300 new products...
Perdue AgriBusiness Associates Achieve Safety Milestone
Associates at Perdue AgriBusiness, an operating division of Perdue Farms, achieved a safety milestone by completing their fiscal year (April 2021-March 2022) without experiencing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable lost-time case and achieved 1.7 million consecutive lost-time free work hours in doing so.
“It’s our associates’ daily focus on workplace safety that makes this kind of milestone possible,” said Scott Fredericksen, president of Perdue AgriBusiness. “It also reflects a company commitment to involve our associates in creating a safe and productive work environment. Many of..."
Perdue AgriBusiness Announces Collaboration with ZeaKal
Illustrating a shared commitment to improve the value and sustainability of food production, Perdue AgriBusiness and ZeaKal announced a multi-year development agreement to raise more sustainable poultry through improved soy genetics and feed quality.
ZeaKal’s PhotoSeed® trait technology increases photosynthetic capacity, converting more carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy for the plant. In soybeans, this has consistently resulted in improved oil and protein content while improving the sustainability index of the crop. As the main protein source in poultry feed, U.S. farmers and food companies have been eager to secure access to...
Perdue Foods Selects Colle McVoy As Creative Agency of Record
Colle McVoy has been selected as creative agency of record for Perdue Foods after a competitive review. The agency will lead creative strategy aligning with Perdue's overall business strategy, creative, digital, and production for all Perdue Foods Consumer Business including PERDUE®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® and PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® brands.
"We believe our chicken is the best tasting and highest quality available. It's imperative that we find meaningful, modern ways to communicate our points of difference to consumers, and that they remember these points when deciding what..."
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