Product FAQ

Are Foster Farms products free of melamine?

Yes, Foster Farms products are free of melamine.

  • Foster Farms poultry feed does not contain any wheat gluten, corn gluten, or concentrated rice.
  • Foster Farms poultry feed contains only protein ingredients sourced from U.S. suppliers.

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What does "natural" mean?

Our poultry is natural, containing no added hormones or steroids, artificial flavor or flavoring, coloring, chemical preservatives or any other synthetic ingredient. It's always handled without any fundamental alterations or exposure to radiation. It's all part of our effort to give you the most natural products possible.

Are your chicken and turkey products really hormone and steroid free?

Yes, Foster Farms poultry is always 100% natural—we never add hormones or steroids of any kind.

Are Foster Farms chicken or turkey products irradiated?

No, we do not expose our chicken or turkey to radiation (also known as irradiation) for the purpose of killing bacteria during processing.

Are Foster Farms fresh chicken and turkey products truly fresh?

It doesn't get any fresher. Foster Farms fresh poultry products are never stored below 26° F, so they're always delivered to your grocer fresh. And because we grow and process all of our poultry locally, you can always count on the freshness of our products.

What are the natural flavorings in Foster Farms ground chicken and turkey products?

Spice extractives of rosemary.

Why do Foster Farms chickens have yellow colored skin?

Because they eat a nutritious diet high in corn. Our chickens have yellow skin pigmentation due to the amount of xanthophyll that yellow corn naturally provides.

Which Foster Farms products are gluten-free?

Our fresh natural chicken, turkey and individually frozen chicken are gluten-free. Our ground chicken and turkey with natural flavors contain only spice extractives and are also gluten-free.

For our other products, please check the individual packages for ingredient statements. If you are unsure, call our Foster Farms Helpline at 1-800-255-7227 to confirm that a specific product is gluten-free.

What does "minimally processed" mean?

This means that our poultry is handled only as is necessary to clean it and make it ready for you to cook. The processing does not fundamentally alter the raw poultry. It's all part of our efforts to give you the most natural product that we can.

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