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Foster Farms Joins How2Recycle Label Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JANUARY 8, 2018 — Foster Farms, the West Coast’s leading producer of fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products, is now the latest company to join the How2Recycle® label program.

Consumers can expect to see the label on Foster Farms organic chicken and turkey product packages in stores now.

“Encouraging recycling of our product packages is one more way that Foster Farms promotes conservation and environmental sustainability,” said Bob Wolfe, Director of Sustainability Initiatives at Foster Farms. “As a longtime California food producer, we care about protecting our natural resources and reducing unnecessary waste. Partnering with How2Recycle allows our consumers and customers to quickly determine how our various product packages can be recycled responsibly.”

“Packaging that comes into direct contact with food can be difficult to know whether it’s compatible with recycling,” said Caroline Cox, project associate, How2Recycle. “We’re excited to welcome Foster Farms as the newest member of How2Recycle and provide clarity on recycling instruction to its customers.”

Companies interested in joining How2Recycle can visit http://www.how2recycle.info/join for more information or contact how2recycle@greenblue.org.

The How2Recycle Label is a U.S.-based standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. Over 90 companies and thousands of name brand products are carrying the How2Recycle label on products. How2Recycle is a project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition®, a membership-based group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions.

Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium quality chicken and turkey products. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster.

Foster Farms specializes in fresh, all natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California’s Central Valley, with ranches in the Pacific Northwest, the company’s fresh chicken and turkey are produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products that meet the quality and convenience needs of today’s home cooks, retailers, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers. The company’s commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service and people is a source of great pride, and, a longtime family tradition.
Food safety is Foster Farms' highest priority and the company would like to remind consumers to always follow safe handling, preparation and storage guidelines for the preparation of fresh poultry products. All fresh poultry products should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit as measured by a meat thermometer to ensure safety. Visit www.fosterfarms.com to learn more.

Anne Elsea

Anne Elsea
Communications Manager

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