Tyson Foods does not manufacture, distribute, or supply product packaging or packaging components. We do, however, work with our food packaging suppliers to ensure product packaging used for Tyson Foods’ products comply with all applicable laws and meets stringent quality, safety, and durability requirements. Packaging used for Tyson Foods’ products must, at a minimum, meet packaging requirements established in regulations and guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We also require suppliers of food contact packaging to be certified against and comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) guidelines for food contact packaging.
In sourcing product packaging or packaging components for food products, Tyson Foods is guided by the recommended packaging metrics and definitions set forth by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and the Global Packaging Project. We have also worked with our suppliers to eliminate packaging and packaging components from our supply chain known to contain chlorinated fluorocarbons, phthalates, heavy metals (i.e., lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium), Bisphenol-A (BPA), Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as additives, components in the packaging’s formulation, or for a continued presence in the final package to provide a specific characteristic, appearance, or quality. Further, we continuously work with suppliers to ensure compliance with emerging state laws on packaging components, including restrictions on substances and requirements for recyclability and compostability.