For example, in Europe, Moy Park takes part in the Meet the Buyer initiative to meet with local companies and discuss opportunities for collaboration. Meetings are held by local councils to support small regional companies, creating business opportunities.
Guarantee of origin
JBS USA works in partnership with suppliers to guarantee the quality of the raw materials used in its production.
More than 4,900 family farms have partnered with Pilgrim’s in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe to raise our chickens. In the United States, we work in partnership with independent family farmers to raise our chickens; we provide the chickens and feed, as well as technical and veterinary services. In Europe and Mexico, in addition to our own poultry facilities, the Company works in partnership with family farmers who maintain the Pilgrim’s standards of excellence on their farms.
Committed to quality across its value chain, Pilgrim’s conducts audits on a sub-set of family farm producers in the United States according to the Company’s Animal Welfare Program, with the support of a team of internal and external auditors.
In Mexico, every farm is audited in compliance with Mexican government standards, including those issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), the Mexico-United States Commission for the Prevention of Diseases and Other Exotic Animal Diseases (CPA), the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and the State Civil Protection.
In Europe, all farms are certified by the Red Tractor initiative, the largest food standards scheme in the United Kingdom, with performance that meets or exceeds the criteria of this initiative, as well as of other certifications. Pilgrim’s Moy Park has developed a Policy for Supply Chain Assurance for meat and ingredients, ensuring that meat products come from suppliers certified by the Red Tractor initiative or an equivalent initiative.