A Perdue Farms brand is now verified as antibiotic free, made with no antibiotic, ever. The company announced last week its’ Simple Smart brand of fully cooked, frozen breaded products are now USDA Process Verified for being made from chickens raised with no antibiotics ever, according to Meatingplace. Chairman Jim Perdue said “Consumers are increasingly interested in how their food is raised and where it comes from, and our USDA Process Verified Programs help us answer those questions,” The No-Antibiotics-Ever products will begin appearing in the frozen food section of stores in October and November.
The “No Antibiotics Ever” assurance is on all Perdue Simply Smart packages, along with the new “Raised Cage-free in the U.S.” Process Verified claim. The Simply Smart line is also USDA Process Verified for chickens raised on an all-vegetarian diet with no animal byproducts. The company claims all Perdue products are from chickens that never receive antibiotics for growth promotion or human-use antibiotics in the feed.
Source: NAFB News Service