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Animal Welfare

2000
+
Audits

More than 2,000 audits were conducted to ensure the accountability of our standards.

Since 1891, we have strived to maintain the highest standards for animal welfare and handling throughout our entire supply chain.

To verify that our animal welfare requirements are being met, we conduct on-site assessments and audits. In addition, we have several animal welfare committees in place to ensure the accountability of our standards.

2016 Animal Welfare Highlights

Ongoing Goal

Maintain the highest standards for animal welfare and handling throughout our entire supply chain.

Hog Quality Assurance Audits

Outside Auditors
3
Internal Formal
1193
Internal Random
57

Turkey Quality Assurance Audits

Internal
607
by Jennie-O Turkey Store
Production
32
National Turkey Federation audits by live production managers & supervisors
External*
9
Internal Formal Processing
6
Internal Random Processing
102

*calendar year 2016

I am extremely proud to work for a company that produces food responsibly and is a good corporate citizen.

Kelly, seven years of service

Animal care is an absolute priority at Hormel Foods.

Jose, four years of service

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Notes

  • G4-15

    Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives the organization subscribes to or endorses.

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