Perdue

no antibiotics ever.

It's not the easy way, it's the Perdue way.

At Perdue, we believe in taking extra steps. It's how we stay one step ahead.
And it's how we raise healthy chickens with No Antibiotics Ever.

See how it's done:

Oregano

Oregano

We put it in our chickens' water.

It has natural antioxidants that help keep them healthy.

Thyme

Thyme

We use it in our chickens' 100% veggie feed to add more than flavor and support their immune systems.

Natural herbs and vitamins help ensure that our chickens are getting things they need to stay healthy. And we don't have to add antibiotics to their diets. Sure, it involves a little extra time and dedication on our part. But it's simply the way we do things.

It's not the easy way, it's the Perdue way.

No Antibotics Ever!

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And we never dance around the issues. When we say no antibiotics ever, that's what we mean.

As the third generation to lead Perdue, I'm continuing to build on our foundation of trust. So take my word for it – when we say 'no antibiotics,' that's what we mean. There are no exceptions and no fine print.

See what we really mean by

no antibiotics ever.

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Can Antibiotics Be Used?

In the
hatchery

For growth
promotion

Animal antibiotics for
prevention/treatment

Human antibiotics
for treatment

When Perdue says …
"No Antibiotics Ever"
NO NO NO NO

What others say …

"Responsible Use" YES NO YES YES
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"No Antibiotics for
Growth Promotion"
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"All Natural/Clean Label" YES YES YES YES
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Use?

In the
hatchery

When PERDUE says…
"No Antibiotics Ever"
NO

What others say…

"Responsible Use" YES
"No Human Antibiotics" YES
"No Antibiotics for
growth promotion"
YES
"All Natural/Clean Label" YES
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Use?

For growth
promotion

When PERDUE says…
"No Antibiotics Ever"
NO

What others say…

"Responsible Use" NO
"No Human Antibiotics" YES
"No Antibiotics for
growth promotion"
NO
"All Natural/Clean Label" NO
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Use?

Animal antibiotics for
prevention/ treatment

When PERDUE says…
"No Antibiotics Ever"
NO

What others say…

"Responsible Use" YES
"No Human Antibiotics" YES
"No Antibiotics for
growth promotion"
YES
"All Natural/Clean Label" YES
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Use?

Human antibiotics
for treatment

When PERDUE says…
"No Antibiotics Ever"
NO

What others say…

"Responsible Use" YES
"No Human Antibiotics" NO
"No Antibiotics for
growth promotion"
YES
"All Natural/Clean Label" YES
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Making History

SINCE 2002

We started our journey toward No-Antibiotics‑Ever chicken in 2002, before other brands were even thinking about it.

2002

Perdue stops using antibiotics for growth promotion, using antibiotics only for disease prevention and treatment.

2005

Perdue stops using specific medically important antibiotics, including fluoroquinolones, four years before the FDA banned the use of floroquinolones in animal agriculture.

2007

Perdue removes all human antibiotics from its feed and launches the unique PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® brand of No-Antibiotics-Ever chicken, anticipating future demand for pure, simple food.

2009

Perdue begins phasing out the common practice of using antibiotics with vaccines in eggs in the hatchery.

2011

Perdue aquires Coleman Natural Foods, adding organic chicken and No-Antibiotics-Ever turkey, pork and beef.

2014

Perdue completely removes all antibiotics from its hatchery, the last step in eliminating the routine use of human antibiotics. PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® and PERDUE® PERFECT PORTIONS® brands are officially No-Antibiotics-Ever products.

2015

Perdue announces that more than 50% of its chickens and 40% of its turkeys never receive any antibiotics of any kind.

2002
2016

In February, Perdue announced that it is converting its entire line of frozen and refrigerated convenience products to No Antibiotics Ever.

Perdue's No Antibiotics Ever chicken production reaches 67% and turkey surpasses the halfway mark.

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We give our animals the care that they need.

We have dedicated flock specialists who check on the health and welfare of our chickens. If one of our chickens needs treatment, we ensure it receives responsible care. There's a chance it might need antibiotics prescribed by a veterinarian. In that case, the chicken would be treated and removed from our no antibiotics ever program. Our chickens' welfare is always a top priority.

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