At Perdue Farms, your health and well-being are our top concerns. In the past few days, we’ve experienced heavier than normal call volume as customers reach out with concerns about sourcing of our products and quality control measures we’ve put in place to guarantee the freshness and safety of the foods we ship. We want you to know that we hear you, we thank you for reaching out and we want to reassure you in every way possible that we’re putting your health, safety and well-being first.

In light of concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’d like to share the following:

COVID-19 is Not Considered a Food-Borne Pathogen

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is most commonly spread between those who are in close contact with each other, and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may also be possible for a person to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching his or her own mouth, nose or possibly eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. We have strict biosecurity protocols throughout our farms and entire supply chain, including proven sanitation methods which minimize the risk of contaminated surfaces.

Perdue Farms Takes Food Safety Protocols Seriously

We have the highest standards of biosecurity and food safety, and fully sanitize our facilities every 24 hours. We are closely monitoring affected areas and reiterating our biosecurity policy to help minimize the potential to transport possibly contaminated surfaces. The staff at the onsite Wellness Centers at 19 of our facilities are trained on how to protect our associates from, and identify and respond to, symptoms of COVID-19. These professionals follow standard operating procedures as defined by the CDC for infectious diseases. The Wellness Centers are available to all associates and their families. We are taking every precaution to protect our associates, communities, customers and business partners, and ensure the continuity of our business.

All of our animals are born/hatched, raised, harvested and processed in the U.S. As with most large businesses, we source some (non-food) elements of our supply chain from countries outside the U.S. We are closely monitoring affected areas and reiterating our biosecurity policy to help minimize the potential to transport possibly contaminated surfaces.

Thank you for being a loyal Perdue Farms customer. Please reach out to our Consumer Relations team, should you have any additional questions or concerns.

Veggie Fed

100% VEG FED

Our farmers are proud to provide their chickens with all-vegetarian feed. It's how they help every animal get the right start it deserves and the care it needs. 

we give
our chickens
only the
good stuff

That means

no animal

what’s on the menu

for our chickens

The USDA verifies that all our chickens are fed clean ingredients, which means a 100% vegetarian diet with no animal by-products that are commonly used in commercial feeds, and are cared for in a clean, safe environment.

corn wheat
barley Feed

Process Verified

Approved and then some

All chicken is inspected by the USDA, but Perdue asked the USDA to go even further — in our hatcheries, our feed mills and the family farms where our chickens are raised. The USDA verifies that all our chickens are fed a 100% vegetarian diet, with no animal by-products, and cared for in a clean, safe environment.

doing the right thing

To give you the assurance you want regarding how our chicken is raised, fed and processed, we work directly with the USDA to create verification programs to address these areas.

when you see the seal you know that we’ve gone to help you feel even better about the chicken you’re eating.

Perdue was the first chicken company to receive the USDA Process Verified seal, letting consumers know that we meet specific quality standards on a consistent and ongoing basis as verified by the USDA and independent third-party audits. These audits include reviews and validation of our documented quality management system. Upon acceptance by the USDA, we can market this certification process as USDA Process Verified.


The USDA Process Verified seal lets you know that PERDUE® Fresh All-Natural Chicken has been:

  • Raised without cages
  • Fed an all-vegetarian diet with no animal by-products
  • Labeled with our Signature Tenderness Guarantee on selected products
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