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See How the Chicken Industry’s Enhanced Safety Measures are Protecting Employees and Helping Feed the Country

“Worker safety is not something that’s new to the chicken industry,” shares Ashley Peterson, PhD and the National Chicken Council’s Senior VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. “It’s something that has been part of our culture for decades.”

The chicken industry is always looking for ways to improve safety across the supply chain. From farms and feed mills, to the processing line, to your kitchen table – everyone involved has been helping find innovative ways to safely and efficiently deliver the protein rich poultry you love.

Our new video features the many ways the industry has responded to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the national supply chain. Drone footage helps share a never-before-seen perspective of a processing plant and the essential workers who help keep our country stocked with chicken.

In the video, you will hear more from Ashley and see first-hand how safety protocols, including physical distancing, personal protective equipment, onsite nurses, plexiglass barriers, temperature monitoring, hand washing stations, and dividers in common areas are keeping employees safe. The footage also provides a look at how daily sanitization procedures are completed by plant employees and then inspected by a representative from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) before the plant begins operations each day.

Looking to learn more about the chicken industry’s response to COVID-19? Be sure to read this article from Mike Brown, President of the National Chicken Council.