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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.


Tips to Host a Soup Swap

February 2017

Tips to Host a Soup Swap

It’s easy to feel “Been there, done that” when you get caught in the same loop of party themes. Luau, Hollywood… the list goes on! Hosting a soup swap is a creative and fun party idea that breaks out of that rut as well as a great way to make sure there is no lack of variety in your soup locker.

A soup swap is a gathering of "souper" friends sharing quarts of their favorite soup. Everyone goes home happy and with different soups than what they came with.

Here are some tips on hosting a soup swap.

Recipes

Here are five great recipe ideas to get you started!

Invitations

  • Send out invitations about two weeks before you would like to host your soup swap. Invite at least six guests… but bigger is better! This way, you get more soup choices.
  • Electronic invitations work best! Social media or email are great ways to communicate. Explain how a soup swap works and encourage questions or comments.
  • Ask guests to declare what kind of soup they are bringing when they RSVP. This will ensure that there are no soup duplicates. Also, if there are guests with dietary restrictions, requests for dairy-free or vegetarian options can be made through the email RSVP.

What to Ask Guests to Bring

  • Ask everyone to bring six-quart containers of soup for swapping, plus one container to put out for tasting. Everyone should go home with the same amount of soup that they came with.
  • Package the soup in separate containers like cute glass jars or plastic quart containers. The soups should be refrigerated or frozen to make it home safely.
  • Each soup should be labeled. You could even ask for added info such as the ingredients, the recipe or noting if the soup is dairy free or vegetarian.
  • Ask guests to provide you with a way to introduce their soup, its history, its recipe or family story.

Set it Up

  • Set up a big table in the kitchen or dining room to hold the jars of soup.
  • Cover the table with a plastic tablecloth or butcher paper to catch all of the drips from the many soup tastings.
  • Print out table tents with the name of the soup to place at each soup station.
  • Print out numbers to provide to each guest. These will be used later in distributing the soups.
  • At each soup station, have a bowl or jar to fill with the soup to be tasted. Have a spoon or small ladle to spoon soup into small disposable cups for tasting.
  • Have some baskets of bread or crackers to go alongside of the soup tastings. It's a fun way to dip and taste the soup as well as a good palate cleanser.
  • Have an area set up for drinks and simple snacks.

Get the Party Going

  • As people come in, direct them to grab a drink, mingle and taste the soups.
  • After everyone has had a chance to taste all of the soups (about an hour or so), it's time to SWAP SOUP!
  • Introduce each soup with the information the soup maker has provided you.
  • Place all of the numbers you printed out earlier in a bag or bowl and have everyone draw one. The host will often swap numbers with the person who picked the biggest number so the host can pick soup last.
  • The person who picked #1 goes first and picks a soup, then #2, #3 and so on. When everyone has picked their first round of soup, the picking starts over until all of the soups are gone.
  • After everyone has swapped their soups… that's it! If you want to continue the party, encourage people to bring coolers to transport their soup home safely.
  • Go home, eat your soup or freeze it for that perfect soup day!


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