b'FOOD SAFETY ORIGINATES ONTHE FARM ANDNEVER STOPSOur comprehensive farm-to-fork food safety program begins with healthy animals, and includes our all-vegetarian diet free of animal by-products. It continues through processing, packaging and distribution, and it includes consumer education and awareness. We put an emphasis on early interventions and never let up on any of our efforts. Food safety teams at our plants share ideas and technologies across the company to drive continuous improvement. We back up those efforts with in-house microbiology labs to test products for safety.Our products, including those sold atretail, for foodservice and for export,meet the requirements of the GlobalFood Safety Initiative (GFSI).We were one of the first companiesto use High Pressure Pasteurization forenhanced food safety, adding an extralayer of assurance for our ready- to-eatproducts, such as PERDUE SHORTCUTS sliced, fully cooked chickenbreast strips.We have longstanding practices toprotect the safety and integrity of ourproducts, including full traceability,and as always, we continue to meet thestandards prescribed by federal, stateand local authorities to ensure the safety of our products.FOOD 17'