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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.


7 Ways to Make Slow-Cooker Meals Better than Ever

January 2017

7 Ways to Make Slow-Cooker Meals Better than Ever

Slow cookers are quickly taking over our lives, and we’re not even mad about it. But before you set it and forget it, check out these tips to turn your slow-cooker meals up a notch.

Tips and Tricks for Slow Cooking:

  1. Preheat Your Slow Cooker
    A slow cooker is like a mini oven. If you have the time, let your slow cooker preheat for 10 to 15 minutes before adding ingredients. This will help speed up the cooking time. Bringing your liquids to a simmer before adding also gives your cooking time a jumpstart.
  2. Brown Your Meat
    Although not necessary, browning your meat before adding it to the slow cooker creates deeper flavor and a more eye-appealing finished dish.
  3. Layer Your Food
    Since the heat of a slow cooker comes from the bottom, layer the longer cooking foods first and the quicker cooking foods last. Vegetables like potatoes and tougher cuts of meat start at the bottom, while vegetables like green beans are better at the top. Vegetables like peas or fresh herbs can be stirred in at the very end, since they take hardly any cooking time at all.
  4. Don't Overfill Your Slow Cooker
    Overfilling your slow cooker causes the food to steam instead of simmer. Filling your slow cooker around two-thirds full is usually the best.
  5. Plan Ahead
    The night before, cut and chop your meat and vegetables. Get your dry ingredients and sauces ready. Refrigerate ingredients in separate containers. Don’t refrigerate ingredients in the slow cooker insert, because a cold insert takes longer to heat up.

    The next morning, preheat your slow cooker for 10 to 15 minutes. While your slow cooker is preheating, let your meat and vegetables come to room temperature. Heat any sauce you’re using to a simmer. Combine the meat, vegetables and sauce into the slow cooker, and off you go!
  6. Add Dairy at the End
    If you’re using dairy like cream or sour cream, stir it into the slow cooker during the last the last 30 minutes of cooking time. Your creams can curdle if added too early or cooked for too long.


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