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Perdue Farms supports CDC recommendations on priority vaccine access for frontline food production and agriculture workers

December 22, 2020

Salisbury, Md. (Dec. 22, 2020) – Following the recommendation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts should include frontline food production and agriculture workers, Perdue Farms CEO Randy Day offered the following statement: 

“Frontline meat and poultry associates and farmers have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the continuity of America’s food supply. Perdue appreciates the recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that these dedicated essential workers should be part of Phase 1b in vaccine distribution nationwide, which we requested in a letter to the CDC and state governors earlier this month. We continue to encourage the CDC and states to enact a coordinated, multi-state distribution approach and allow industry partners, like Perdue, to support state and federal health officials in multi-lingual educational and outreach efforts regarding the vaccine as Phase 1b distribution strategies are finalized. We regularly work with local leaders in the communities where we operate and our associates live, and the company stands ready to support the important work of education and information dissemination in these communities.”

More information about Perdue’s response to COVID-19, including measures taken to protect the safety of our associates, can be found here.

About Perdue Farms
We’re a fourth-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers, and farmers through trusted choices in products and services.

The premium protein portfolio within our Perdue Foods business, including our flagship PERDUE® brand, Niman Ranch®, Panorama Grass Fed Beef®, and Coleman Natural®, as well as our pet brands, Spot Farms and Full Moon, is available through retail, foodservice, and our new direct-to-consumer website, 

Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. 

Now in our company’s centennial year, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey, pork, beef and lamb, and in USDA-certified organic chicken and beef. Learn more at