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FOSTER FARMS PRODUCTS SAFE
Foster Farms products not affected by contaminated feed from China

5/5/2007
LIVINGSTON, Calif. – Consumers are alarmed by current news about a large scale USDA hold on major market brand poultry suspected to have eaten contaminated feed from China. Foster Farms would like to reassure our customers and consumers that our poultry products are not in any way affected by these events. There is no USDA hold on Foster Farms chicken.

Foster Farms poultry feed does not contain any wheat gluten or concentrated rice. Furthermore, Foster Farms does not import any protein ingredients from China for its poultry feed.

Foster Farms branded fresh chicken is always locally grown on farms it owns or operates in each of its markets California, Oregon and Washington. Foster Farms chickens are fed a highly-nutritious, balanced diet composed mostly of corn and soy meal, with added vitamins and minerals. Foster Farms is committed to producing the safest, most wholesome, highest quality and delicious poultry and poultry products.

Founded by Max and Verda in 1939, Foster Farms remains family owned and operated to this day. The company has stayed committed to providing the highest quality fresh, locally grown chicken to consumers in the West. Chickens are raised in large poultry barns with enough space for the birds to move about freely. Foster Farms specializes in producing high quality fresh chicken products that are all natural with no preservatives or sodium-based additives, in addition to a full line of other delicious poultry products. The company produces and delivers premium quality poultry products to retailers, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers throughout the West.
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