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.
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.
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.
All of the shell and liquid eggs we purchase for use in the manufacturing of Hormel Foods branded products are cage-free eggs. In addition, we have made a commitment to support additional standards for broiler chickens.