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Position Statements

Food Safety

 We’re committed to producing safe, healthy food. Our company has programs, processes and technology in place covering all aspects of food safety, from the farm to our processing facilities and even to the consumer.

Meat and Poultry Nutrition

Health experts, federal nutrition guidelines and parents everywhere recognize the importance of protein in our diets. According to the U.S. government’s “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” meat and poultry are high quality sources of complete protein and “proteins are the most important macronutrient in the diet.”


At Tyson Foods, we are committed to making great food and making a difference. That’s why we provide healthful food options and started a corporate-wide initiative to reduce sodium in our products without significantly affecting flavor or impairing food safety.

Animal Well-Being

Consumers deserve to know their food is produced responsibly, using established best practices for animal handling. At Tyson Foods, we take that responsibility very seriously.

Antibiotic Use

We are striving to eliminate human antibiotics from our broiler chicken* production by September 2017 and we’ll publish the progress made toward this goal beginning with our 2015 Sustainability Report.


Hormones and Steroids

Tyson Foods does not add hormones or steroids to chickens or turkeys raised by the farmers who grow for our company. In fact, federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken or turkey. 

Sow Housing

We’re committed to the proper treatment of the livestock and poultry in our supply chain. That’s why we implemented the Tyson FarmCheck® program in 2012, which involves third-party auditors who check such things as animal access to food and water, proper human-animal interaction and worker training on the farms that supply us. 

What's in a Chicken Nugget

We make many different types of chicken nuggets to meet the needs of our grocery and restaurant customers and, ultimately, consumers.

Workplace Safety

We value our employees (whom we call Team Members) and want to make sure they stay safe on the job. That’s why providing a safe place to work is so important to us. We have extensive safety and health training, programs and policies in place at all of our facilities.


Animal well-being is a core value at Tyson Foods. That’s why in August 2013 we notified our cattle suppliers of our decision to suspend buying cattle given a government-approved feed supplement known as Zilmax.


(Journalists Only)

National & Investor Media, Tyson Fresh Meats (Beef, Pork)

Gary MickelsonGary Mickelson

Senior Director-Public Relations




Business, Plant Community & Trade Media, Poultry

Worth SparkmanWorth Sparkman

Manager-Public Relations




Corporate Giving & Disaster Relief Media, Public Speaking

Krista CuppKrista Cupp

Manager-Public Speaking and Event Planning



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