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Healthy living starts on a farm. This is something my mom and I both learned early on from her parents who ran a small farm. Since then, we’ve always strived to be mindful of where our poultry comes from. That’s why we choose Perdue®.
What makes Perdue different?
Perdue is passionate about raising chickens in safe, comfortable environments. They’ve created a set of best practices that consumers can feel good about. Their consistent high-quality standards are something we can trust.
The Five Freedoms
Perdue doesn’t just say they treat their animals well, they actually track their progress against a globally accepted standard for animal husbandry, “The Five Freedoms.”
“The Five Freedoms” basically outline how a chicken can expect to live.
“The Five Freedoms” are freedom:
- from hunger and thirst
- from discomfort
- from pain, injury or disease
- to express normal behaviors
- from fear and distress
Why Those Freedoms Matter to Us
We both want animals to be treated fairly. This is the first and foremost reason why those freedoms matter to us.
With that said, we believe “The Five Freedoms” also culminate in a better chicken. We believe that when animal care is a focus, that the end product we share with our family is better.
Quality is a key to mindful eating. We want to make sure we’re consuming the best types of foods and feeding our family the same.
When animals are allowed to live at higher standards, they’re able to also be a healthier chicken for us.
Animal Care Also Affects People
It’s important to also note how much care and focus Perdue places on their farmer relationships. When we buy their products, we know we’re also connecting to the farmers they work with.
Perdue takes these relationships seriously and are open to communication with their famers.
Perdue Foods’ Animal Care Commitment
Since 2016, Perdue has led the industry in launching a plan to better communicate its progress in animal care.
Instead of just focusing on the welfare measurements most commonly used in the U.S. poultry business, they began thinking about what the chickens wanted versus just productivity.
Their plan includes 4 major components. These 4 components not only help the chickens, but they also help the farmers and end consumers like us!
The 4 Pieces:
- Part 1: Our Chickens’ Needs and Wants
- Part 2: Farmer Relationships
- Part 3: Openness, Transparency and Trust
- Part 4: A Journey of Continuous Improvement
Want to learn more about how Perdue cares for their animals? Check out the Perdue Foods Animal Care Commitment for more information.
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