In 2017, more than 850 turkey live production and processing audits were conducted.
Jennie-O Turkey Store follows the animal welfare guidelines of the National Turkey Federation as the auditing criteria for our hatcheries, grower farms and processing plants. We are proud to consistently score in the highest category.
In 2017, 607 internal audits were conducted by the Jennie-O Turkey Store live production quality assurance department, 120 production National Turkey Federation audits were performed by managers and supervisors of live production, and five audits were performed by outside auditors.
Daily internal audits at Jennie-O Turkey Store processing facilities conducted by quality assurance and operations personnel help maintain the highest animal care practices. In 2017, eight external audits were performed by outside auditors. Internally, Jennie-O Turkey Store participated in seven formal audits, and 105 audits were conducted by company managers at processing facilities on an unannounced, random basis.
In 2017, we did not have any notices of intended enforcement from the Food Safety and Inspection Service as a result of noncompliance with laws and regulations related to our transportation, handling and slaughtering practices.