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Maintaining the highest standards for animal welfare and handling throughout our entire supply chain helps us live out our purpose: Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Raising Our Animals

We want every animal in our care to be raised in a healthy environment and treated properly. Through frequent training and audits, we ensure employees and suppliers are adhering to our rigorous guidelines for animal handling, air and water quality, food access and antibiotic use.

Hogs

Hormel Foods sources hogs from more than 500 independent family farms and one company-owned farm. To ensure the requirements of our animal welfare quality assurance program are met, we conduct internal and third-party audits.

Turkeys

Our Jennie-O Turkey Store subsidiary is one of the nation’s largest processors and marketers of turkey products. Jennie-O Turkey Store conducts internal and third-party audits to ensure its animal welfare requirements.

Eggs

All of the eggs we purchase for use in the manufacture of our products are cage-free eggs.

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