Gerber Poultry Recent News Update

October 23, 2023

To our Valued Customers:

Gerber’s Poultry has been a family-owned business for more than 70 years. It is our mission to treat our employees, customers, vendors, and community supporters with respect and to lead with honesty and integrity in everything we do. This includes complying with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations in employee hiring and retention. We also expect nothing less from our third-party vendors and community partners.

As you may have seen, our Kidron, Ohio plant was the subject of inquiry from federal law enforcement, and public allegations have surfaced regarding the composition of our employees, and some third-party contract employees. We are cooperating fully with that investigation.

We take the legal employment and safety of all individuals who work for and with Gerber’s Poultry very seriously. We have taken a number of precautions to ensure that Gerber’s Poultry employees are legally authorized to work and have strict policies against hiring minors in accordance with industry guidelines, rules, and laws. While we comply with all federal regulations to verify eligibility for employment, we are actively reviewing our policies to ensure compliance at every level and will continue to review our relationships with third party vendors and their policies in similar fashion.

We greatly value our relationship with all our customers, and will remain committed to producing our quality products in accordance with all applicable laws.

Thank you,
Gerber Poultry