The Hormel Foods Food Safety Steering Committee oversees the operation of three important food safety task forces.
Hormel Foods has robust food safety and sanitation systems based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points principles to ensure the safety of our products.
Food safety systems are overseen by company personnel, independent third parties, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. We are happy to report that as a result of our ongoing food safety efforts, we did not issue any product recalls in 2021.
All team members receive food safety training appropriate for their responsibilities within the company. In addition, the Hormel Foods Food Safety Steering Committee oversees the operation of three important food safety task forces: prevention and detection, assurance, and training. Our Hormel Foods quality management team members continue to drive improvement by challenging themselves to meet aggressive key results for food safety improvement.
The packaging of our products also plays an important role in ensuring food safety. Our packaging scientists determine the best packaging techniques for all our products. A variety of packaging materials and options are used, including modified atmosphere packaging, vacuum packaging and packaging designed for low-acid, shelf-stable foods.
As we prepare products to be sold, they undergo multiple stages, checks and balances. Our packaging scientists do a thorough review of products, taking into account the entire manufacturing process, as well as customer and consumer usage.
For more information about our food safety and quality program, visit our corporate website.