For more than 70 years, Foster Farms has provided consumers of the West with fresh, natural chicken. Food safety has always been our highest priority
Foster Farms employs a Strategic Sampling program above and beyond USDA regulations to monitor the incidence of salmonella and campylobacter; microbial bacteria that naturally exist in raw poultry products. The comprehensive testing procedures used by Foster Farms are based on repeatable, verifiable scientific methodologies that have been validated by the USDA's Food Safety Assessment program. Our facilities have earned Category 1 classification – the highest performance category for Salmonella safety and control.
Foster Farms has been at the forefront of adding procedures at the ranch and plant level to reduce the incidence of salmonella and campylobacter. Its food safety strategy includes vaccination of breeder flocks, hatchery sanitation programs, and a “multiple-hurdle” approach at the processing plant to better ensure bacteria control. The company continues to aggressively seek out and test new methods of microbial control and eradication.
Foster Farms reminds consumers that raw poultry should not be allowed to cross-contaminate other foods or food preparation surfaces. All raw poultry products should be prepared according to package guidelines and cooked to at least an internal temperature of 165 degrees F to guarantee that they have been fully cooked. Following these guidelines will ensure the safety and quality of all raw poultry products.