Certifications and Programs

Our plants, processes, and meats are routinely checked for quality and safety, both internally and through third party audits.
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Meeting our promise of quality

It’s one thing to say you’re committed to safety and quality. It’s another to put it down on paper. See our letters of guarantee and industry certifications below.

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AUDITING PARTNERS

Growing consumers’ confidence

Food Safety audits are a system of checks and balances that help our company and others produce safe, high quality food. Standards, such as those certified by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), have created a baseline of acceptability – a baseline that our people work hard to exceed every day.

Customer Food Safety and Quality Audits

Most customers require their suppliers to undergo at least one food safety audit annually. The audits can be expensive and time consuming, but we want our customers and our consumers to know that we work hard to keep our commitment to making great food safe. The audits give us rigorous feedback to help fine tune our food safety practices. Customer audits performed by third parties are one way we help grow our customers’ and consumers’ confidence.

Third Party and Internal Audits

We have frequent audits conducted by our corporate food safety teams, plant food safety teams, and third-party auditors who provide audit information to federal regulators, customers, and many different trusted certification bodies, such as NSF, Silliker, and Food Safety Net.

Social Compliance Certificates

The achievement award indicates a plant has successfully completed a Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) audit scoring a minimum of 85%. The audit criteria includes the following categories: labor, wage and hours, health and safety, environment, business integrity and associated management systems. We require each plant to complete this third party audit every four years.

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Our Certifications