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Comprehensive Food Safety Program Review, Commitment, Action, Results: A Current Perspective

Breeder Hens

Foster Farms is the first US producer to require breeder hens and their lineage to be certified Salmonella-free hens.


As an additional step, Foster Farms hens are vaccinated to keep our eggs healthy.


Foster Farms chickens are fed probiotics to naturally improve their ability to fight Salmonella.


Structural farm improvements reduce exposure to insects and wildlife, which can carry bacteria.

Healthy Growing Environment

Our growing conditions are certified by the American Humane Association.

Additional Food Safety Controls

Eleven new antimicrobial processes have been implemented at every Foster Farms fresh chicken plant.

Comprehensive Cleaning

Our plants close daily for a complete four- to six-hour sanitization process verified
by the USDA.

Point of Contact

Equipment in contact with raw chicken is sanitized continuously.

Focus on Second Process

Foster Farms is the first to test
its chicken twice, both as a whole bird and then after it is
converted into parts.

48-Hour Delivery

All Foster Farms chicken is delivered to stores in 48 hours
or less.

In-Store Testing

Foster Farms is the first company to test our products after they are delivered to the store, right up to the moment you buy them.

Expert Oversight

Our Food Safety Advisory Board consists of leading food safety experts to keep us
on the cutting edge of food safety practices.


Foster Farms works directly with consumers to provide proper food handling and cooking practices for raw chicken. Always cook your chicken to 165 degrees.

To learn more about these steps in greater detail please click here.

If you have any questions related to our new efforts to fight Salmonella,
please call our Consumer Affairs team at 800-338-8051.