No Antibiotics Ever:
Gerber requires that no antibiotics are ever added to the feed or water that Gerber chicken consume.
100% Vegetarian Diet:
Corn and soybeans are used to make our specialized, antibiotic free vegetable-based, all natural feed. What’s not in our feed is probably just as important. No artificial ingredients … no chemicals … no additives … no hormones … nothing that doesn’t belong if you do things the right way. That’s why we say that better feed means better taste. In fact, Gerber’s customers often relay that Gerber chicken actually tastes like the chicken that was raised on their own grandfather or grandmother’s farm.
In the United States, hormones are not allowed in the production of poultry or market hogs. Consistent with federal regulations, Gerber prohibits the use of hormones in the raising of their chickens.
Gerber’s chickens are fed an all-vegetarian diet of corn, soybeans, vitamins and minerals. Absolutely no antibiotics, no by-products, no arsenic, no hormones or steroids or artificial ingredients.
Gluten is a naturally occurring protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Even if Gerber’s chickens consume one of these grains as part of their diet, the gluten is broken down completely during the digestion process. Muscle tissue or meat from these birds will not contain gluten. Gerber has even taken the extra step to test its products to confirm that the meat is indeed gluten free, and all tests came back negative. Gerber does not enhance its products in any way, so consumers who have a gluten intolerance can feel confident in purchasing and consuming Gerber chicken.
We have approximately 150 individual Amish family farms who grow our chickens for us. All of these farms are within a 50- 75 mile radius from our corporate office/ processing plant. Whether our chickens grow in old style or new houses, our goal is to raise them safely, comfortably and on a healthy diet. Our relationship with our growers, our in house training procedures, along with third party humane certified audits allow us to raise our chickens in the healthiest of environments.