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Safety PromiseThis is our Safety Promise.
Our goal is to always provide consumers safe, great tasting food produced in a safe work environment.
We commit to becoming a global leader in food safety and job safety, and providing the focus and resources needed to achieve this goal.
We commit to establishing a culture of food safety and workplace safety with high performance teams, where people are encouraged and expected to act on any concerns they may have.
We commit to measuring our safety performance, with testing and benchmarking against globally recognized standards.
We commit to continuously seeking better ways to make safe food, and to make it safely.
We commit to openly sharing our knowledge with government, industry, and consumers, so we can learn from them and they can learn from us.
We commit to transparency and candour in pursuit of better performance and public confidence.
We commit to behaving in the most responsible and transparent way possible, placing the safety of our people and our consumers first if there is ever a breach.
Michael H. McCain
President and Chief Executive Officer
What You Should Know About Nitrate,
Nitrite and a Healthy Balanced Diet
Nitrate/nitrite is found in a variety of fruits, vegetables and
other foods. Actually over 90% of our dietary intake is from
foods other than prepared meats. For example, you’d have
to eat 120 slices of Natural Selections cured meats to equal
the amount in a single stalk of celery.
Nitrate & Nitrite
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