Tyson works hard every day to earn and maintain consumer trust. We know that the healthiest chickens produce the best products. We also know that animal health, just like human health, depends on a healthy diet, good preventive health practices and a safe and comfortable environment. We strive to provide all of these elements to our chickens, all of the time. We do this in cooperation with more than 5,700 family farms with whom we contract to raise our chickens. And we employ specially trained and licensed veterinarians to guide our breeding, feeding and well-being practices to be sure we are following the latest professional guidance.
Tyson only uses feed ingredients approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and administers them only according to veterinary assessments and under veterinary supervision. Each flock of birds and grow-out location typically has different animal health needs. As a result, we may use different animal health products and feed formulations at different locations, according to the birds’ needs. Just like our finished product recipes, our feed formulations are proprietary and may vary from complex to complex, and even seasonally. We do not disclose specific feed formulations for specific grow-out locations to the public. However, we can say that FDA-approved antibiotics and antimicrobials may sometimes be used by Tyson for the well-being of our chickens.
Tyson Foods also complies with federal regulations prohibiting the use of added hormones or steroids in any chicken product.