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of our branded U.S. consumer products are from animals raised with No Antibiotics Ever, fed an all-vegetarian diet with with no animal by-products and never administered drugs for growth promotion
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Whole Birds (including turkey) rankings from the USDA Salmonella Performance Standards as of April 24, 2021
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Parts rankings from the USDA Salmonella Performance Standards as of April 24, 2021
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Ground rankings from the USDA Salmonella Performance Standards as of April 24, 2021
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Thanksgiving celebrations in 2020 were bound to look a little different, with smaller gatherings and less travel. To help consumers celebrate the holiday during the unusual year, Perdue launched PERDUE® ThanksNuggets, a limited-time offering that packed all the best flavors of Thanksgiving into two nuggets: Breaded Breast Meat Turkey Nuggets and Breaded Dark Meat Turkey and Cranberry Nuggets.
In honor of Perdue Farms’ 100th anniversary year in 2020, 100 bags of the limited-edition PERDUE® ThanksNuggets were available for sale on PerdueFarms.com for $19.20, a nod to our founding year. The 24-ounce package featured separately wrapped dark and white meat nuggets that made Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers preparation one less thing to stress about in 2020. In the spirit of giving, Perdue Farms also donated protein to provide Thanksgiving meals for 500 Junior Enlisted Members and Families of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Whether fans of white or dark meat turkey, our ThanksNuggets had consumers covered so everyone could still enjoy their favorite holiday flavors without all the effort. The product was well received by consumers and sold out on our new e-commerce website, PerdueFarms.com, in less than three minutes!
While the world changed drastically in the past year due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the connection that people share over food grew ever stronger.
Building on the selfie-style message from Chairman Jim Perdue we shared at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic (page 13), we released a second set of commercials to provide another message of hope and positivity during trying times.
In periods of uncertainty, cooking is familiar. It’s a trip down memory lane and a road to new ones. We remember our family traditions, failed experiments and all the laughs we shared. As we spend more time in the kitchen, we believe we make room for more connection.
With Hank Williams’ “Hey Good Lookin’” playing in the background, the commercials were meant to encourage consumers to “Keep Cookin’”, continuing to connect and bond through the sharing and cooking of food together, and keep up their spirits and optimism as the world navigated the ongoing struggles presented by COVID-19.
This year, Niman Ranch solved the perennial morning debate of bacon or sausage with the launch of new Applewood Smoked Bacon Breakfast Sausage. The new links, made with Niman Ranch’s award-winning artisanal uncured bacon, are one of two new additions to the brand’s breakfast sausage line. For those with more of a sweet tooth, Niman Ranch also rolled out Vermont Maple links — the perfect partner for any stack of pancakes. The full line of Niman Ranch breakfast sausages, including our classic pork and apple cinnamon varieties, is now available nationwide at select specialty grocers.
Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Meats™ launched its first shelf-stable product extension with an organic grass-fed beef bone broth. With environmentally friendly packaging, the product is USDA Certified Organic, Paleo Certified, Whole30 Approved and Keto-friendly, all top of mind for consumers today.
With eight grams of protein per serving, the broth is made by slow simmering for 12-24 hours in small batches with organic vegetables and seasonings. Bone broth is considered to be a healthful food option because it contains large amounts of natural collagen, minerals and gelatin released from the bones during the prolonged simmering process. It can be used in soups, sauces and gravies and has recently gained popularity as a health drink.
Spot Farms, which provides high-quality, premium treats and foods made with human-grade ingredients to the pet specialty market, recently joined 1% for the Planet, committing to donate 1% of all sales to nonprofit partners that help support farming and agriculture in the United States. 1% for the Planet pairs businesses and individuals with highly vetted environmental nonprofits to create partnerships that amplify the impact of its members' giving.
"We are delighted to welcome Spot Farms to the 1% for the Planet family of nearly 4,000 global businesses. As one of the first major pet brands to join the cause, they are truly leading the pack and we hope that others will be inspired to follow," said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
With its 1% for the Planet partnership, Spot Farms joined the businesses and community of individual members responsible for giving more than $265 million back to environmental nonprofits since 2002. Spot Farms will donate 1% of sales to Savory Institute, an organization focused on supporting sustainable farming and agriculture in the U.S.
Through our PERDUE®, PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® CHICKEN PLUS™, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC®, NIMAN RANCH®, PANORAMA ORGANIC GRASS-FED MEATS and multiple other local brands, we’re bringing innovative product solutions for consumers to market while raising animals to higher standards. That’s made us a leader in raising animals with a diet free from animal by-products andno-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey, pork, beef and lamb and USDA-certified organic chicken. We also have a full range of foodservice products, from conventional to organic and Perdue International reaches customers around the globe.
When it comes to antibiotics, we continue to say no, with a full roster of 100% No Antibiotics Ever brands. Now in our second century of business, we proudly lead the industry in animal welfare. Our 2016 announcement that we converted all of our chicken production to a no-antibiotics-ever program remains the tipping point that moved no-antibiotics-ever into the mainstream and pioneered the industry to follow.*Minimally Processed. No Artificial Ingredients.
Perdue family farmers raise more than 25% of our chickens with outdoor access to meet free-range standards, including windows in the barns, environmental enrichments, and safe outdoor access.
As we progress on our animal care journey, we are continuously evolving our practices and making improvements to the way we raise our animals. Building on our leadership as the number-one producer of organic chicken in the country, we also lead the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access.
As the number-one producer of USDA organic chicken, organic to us is much more than a product claim; it’s a commitment to how we raise animals and produce food. Our organic certification covers not only the end product, but every step in the process – including our feed and free-range farms with pastures – all the way to market.
Through Perdue AgriBusiness, we have direct access to organic grains and soy. We verify integrity – from the organic farm raising the grain, to the feed, on to the farm raising the chickens. This includes third-party testing at origination and destination and documentation requirements that exceed those of the USDA.