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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.”

Sodium

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

Healthy animals mean safe and healthy food, so we’re committed to making sure the livestock and poultry we depend on are raised responsibly. Our philosophy is to use antibiotics only as needed and only when prescribed by a veterinarian, so we’ve been working since 2011 to reduces the use of any antibiotics used in human medicine from our chicken operations.

Gestation Stalls

We rely on independent farmers to supply most of the livestock we need for our pork plants. While we don’t raise many pigs, we do support continued improvements in the way they’re managed including the type of housing used for pregnant sows.

 

Hormones and Steroids

Tyson Foods has never, in the past or present, added hormones or steroids to our chicken. 

What’s in a Chicken Nugget?

 We make many different types of chicken nuggets to meet the needs of our retail grocery and restaurant customers and, ultimately, consumers. For example, we make gluten-free nuggets, as well as those that are lightly-breaded or have whole-grain breading.

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.

Zilmax

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.

MEDIA RELATIONS

(Journalists Only)

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

Gary MickelsonGary Mickelson

Senior Director-Public Relations

gary.mickelson@tyson.com
479-290-6111

 

 

 

Business & Regional Media, Prepared Foods and International

Dan FoglemanDan Fogleman

Senior Manager-Public Relations

dan.fogleman@tyson.com
479-290-2166

 

 

 

Business, Plant Community & Trade Media, Poultry

Worth SparkmanWorth Sparkman

Manager-Public Relations

worth.sparkman@tyson.com
479-290-6358

 

 

 

Food Service, Corporate Giving & Disaster Relief Media, Public Speaking

Krista CuppKrista Cupp

Manager-Public Speaking and Event Planning

krista.cupp@tyson.com
479-290-5195

 

 

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