In light of concerns over Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ), we ’ d like to share the follow :
COVID-19 is not Considered a Food-Borne Pathogen
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), COVID-19 is most normally spread between those who are in close contact with each other, and through respiratory droplets produced when an infect person coughs or sneezes. It may besides be possible for a person to compress COVID-19 by touching a airfoil 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 means the virus spreads. We have rigid biosecurity protocols throughout our farms and entire supply range, including raise 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 amply 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 operate procedures as defined by the CDC for infectious diseases. The health Centers are available to all associates and their families. We are taking every caution to protect our associates, communities, customers and clientele 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 big businesses, we generator some ( non-food ) elements of our add chain from countries outside the U.S. We are closely monitoring affected areas and reiterating our biosecurity policy to help minimize the likely to transport possibly contaminated surfaces.
Thank you for being a patriotic Perdue Farms customer. Please reach out to our Consumer Relations team, should you have any extra questions or concerns.