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Maintaining the highest standards for animal welfare and handling throughout our entire supply chain helps us live out our purpose: Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Raising Our Animals

We want every animal in our care to be raised in a healthy environment and treated properly. Through frequent training and audits, we ensure employees and suppliers are adhering to our rigorous guidelines for animal handling, air and water quality, food access and antibiotic use.


Hormel Foods sources hogs from more than 500 independent family farms and one company-owned farm. To ensure the requirements of our animal welfare quality assurance program are met, we conduct internal and third-party audits.


Our Jennie-O Turkey Store subsidiary is one of the nation’s largest processors and marketers of turkey products. Jennie-O Turkey Store conducts internal and third-party audits to ensure its animal welfare requirements.


All of the shell and liquid eggs we purchase for use in the manufacturing of Hormel Foods branded products are cage-free eggs. In addition, we have made a commitment to support additional standards for broiler chickens.

Read more about how we care for our animals: Supplier Code of Conduct
2021 Hormel Foods Global Impact Report
Read more about how we care for our animals
Global Impact Report