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Environmental Practices

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Environmental Stewardship

Since our founding as a small family farm in 1939, Foster Farms has remained dedicated to our land, people and surrounding communities.

At each stage of our operations, from poultry ranches to processing, packaging, shipping, distribution and corporate offices, we have implemented environmental initiatives that promote recycling and reuse, increase energy efficiency, reduce and eliminate waste, and improve air quality, while protecting our precious natural resources.

Water Conservation

Foster Farms is dedicated to water conservation throughout company operations. Foster Farms also leads the U.S. poultry industry in food safety, and water remains a vital part of pathogen control.

Through ongoing innovations, we have steadily reduced water use each year. Our continuous progress includes the following highlights:

Waste Reduction

Foster Farms’ waste reduction programs have received awards from California Environmental Protection Agency, including California’s highest environmental honor – the Governor’s Environmental and Economical Leadership Award. Company programs include solid waste recycling initiatives that divert waste from landfills and a disposal system that converts organic waste into electricity.