LIVINGSTON, Calif. - During its 63-year history, Foster Farms has been committed to providing the freshest, safest and most wholesome poultry products in a manner exceeding FDA and USDA requirements. The company continually seeks and adopts effective measures to ensure the quality and safety of its poultry products, and uses the most technologically advanced systems available in doing so.
Foster Farms is sensitive to consumer concern about genetically modified feed ingredients (known as "GMOs"). At this time, Foster Farms purchases feed ingredients (soy, corn) from a variety of quality suppliers. These feed ingredients may contain biotechnology components. All grains used by Foster Farms meet FDA quality and safety standards.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carefully review the safety implications of all new, genetically modified grain varieties on food, feed and the environment (such as resistance to certain destructive insects) before any can be approved. Not only has the government confirmed the safety of these grains, but laboratory tests have also shown that animals given feed made from biotech grains are indistinguishable from those receiving conventional grains. None of the components that may result from the biotech variety has been found in the animals eating the feed.
Foster Farms continually monitors developments in this area and continues to be guided by sound science, input from federal agencies and consumer demand. The company will continue to communicate about new developments and/or new products to its consumers and customers.
Foster Farms is the leading poultry producer in the Western United States. Based in Livingston, Calif., the company has remained a family-owned business since it's founding in 1939. 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 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.