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.
In The Fresh Meat Case
PREP TIME: 10min COOK TIME: 20min
|Serving Per Recipe: 4|
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||32%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Carbs 39g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Vitamin A 0%|
|Vitamin C 2%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based
on a 2,000 calorie diet.
1 cup rice flour or potato flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin, dry white wine or rice vinegar
1/4 cup honey
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
1-3 tsp. Gochujang (Korean sweet chili paste) or other sweet chili paste
vegetable oil for frying
steamed rice for serving
Kimchi for serving
In a large bowl, whisk together the rice flour, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in the water to make a batter.
In a large deep skillet or saucepan, heat enough oil to deep fry to 375°F. Dip the chicken strips into the batter, letting the excess drain off. Carefully place the chicken strips, a few at a time, into the hot oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown. Turn the chicken strips and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes until crispy and cooked through. Chicken is done when it feels firm to the touch and a meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 170°F. Transfer to a wire rack.
In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, honey, garlic, ginger and Gochujang to taste and boil until slightly reduced and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
Brush the fried chicken strips with the soy chili sauce. Serve with the remaining soy chili sauce, steamed rice and kimchi if desired.
TIP: Mirin is a Japanese sweet rice wine with mild acidity. Gochujang is a savory, spicy, sweet chili paste used as a condiment and flavoring in Korean dishes. You can find it in most Asian grocery stores. Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish of cabbage and vegetables. You can find this in the produce section of most grocery stores. This batter is also gluten free because it uses rice flour and cornstarch. Use gluten-free soy sauce for a totally gluten-free meal. You can use a wooden spoon to tell when your oil is hot enough to fry without a thermometer. Use it to touch the bottom of the skillet; bubbles will form around the handle.
Honey Ginger Korean Fried ChickenAdd Your Comment