At Sanderson Farms, we believe everyone deserves access to safe, quality chicken — especially in times of uncertainty.
As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, we are committed to taking every precaution necessary to keep you, our employees, and the communities in which we operate healthy and safe. While there are no known signs that COVID-19 is transferable through food, we share global concerns over the spread and impact of the virus.
Farm-Raised All-American Poultry
You can have great confidence knowing that all of our chicken is hatched, raised, and processed here in the U.S., and our supply chain is safe and reliable.
COVID-19 Is Not Transferable Through Food
“Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.”
While there are no known indications that COVID-19 is transferable through food, our safety team is following guidance from public health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and infectious disease physicians, to limit the spread of the disease. We have strict biosecurity measures in place throughout our farms and supply chain, and have increased the frequency of our sanitation protocols to continue to help reduce risk.
Employee Safety Protocols
Hand sanitizing stations, appropriate for use
in food processing facilities, have been installed at each company location,
and we are reinforcing the importance of personal hygiene and social distancing
practices that can help prevent the spread of the disease. All employees have
their temperature taken with a “no touch” thermometer upon arrival and are
provided mandatory personal protective equipment, including face
masks, face shields and safety glasses. The company has increased the frequency
and scope of cleaning in common and high-traffic areas, and partitions have
been installed in all break rooms and all possible areas of the processing
plant to help keep employees separated. Additional covered break space has been
provided outdoors to assist with social distancing and breaks are staggered throughout
Sanderson Farms has established a COVID-19 Hot Line for employees to ask questions or voice any concerns they may have.
Sanderson Farms nurses have been trained on CDC protocols for COVID-19, including how to spot symptoms, and we continue to check the temperature of everyone entering all facilities. We will continue to enforce strict travel restrictions for all company personnel and members of their households, as well as growers and contractors, and continue to ban all non-essential visitors from our facilities.
Thanks to All of Our Employees
“There’s no evidence of anyone contracting the virus that causes COVID-19 after touching food containers and food packaging.”
Now more than ever, it is important that we do what is necessary to continue operating at the highest level possible. The federal government has recently stated, “If you work in health care, pharmaceutical or food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”
Currently, all 12 Sanderson Farms poultry processing complexes and our prepared chicken plant, as well as our corporate headquarters, are operating. The company has not experienced any supply chain disruptions, and our logistics team continues to meet delivery needs and schedules.
During these challenging times, we are especially proud of the dedicated work of our employees, growers, and partners who support our ability to produce and deliver safe, quality chicken products to our customers and consumers. We are also grateful for all the health care professionals, first responders, truck drivers and grocery retail employees who are working tirelessly to protect everyone’s health and keep an abundant food supply.
All of us at Sanderson Farms pledge to do everything within our power to ensure there is a constant supply of safe, high-quality chicken provided to the families who have depended on us for over 70 years.