June 16, 2014

Foster Farms recognized for 75 years of leadership in the California poultry industry

United States Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif), U.S. Representatives Jim Costa (D-Calif) and David Valadao (R-Calif), and California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined Foster Farms President and CEO Ron Foster at an event marking Foster Farms’ 75th Anniversary. Held at the historic home of founders Max and Verda Foster, the event commemorated the company’s contribution to the poultry industry, consumers and the Central Valley community where it is based.

California Poultry Federation President Bill Mattos commented “Foster Farms brings a special kind of leadership to the poultry industry not only in California but across the nation. The company has been instrumental in pursuing initiatives that benefit consumers everywhere. They have helped to bring better definition to common labeling terms, such as “fresh” and “natural.” In 2009, they led a major campaign that effectively ended “plumping” – the practice of adding saltwater to fresh poultry – in California. They are also the first major producer in the country to be certified by American Humane Association.”  Read More

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