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An integrated suite of products for K-12 School Food and Nutrition Programs providing user-targeted technology from meal payment portals and web F&R apps in the "cloud" to POS and payment kiosks in the cafeteria.
We have inherited a tradition we are proud to continue, a tradition that guides us in everything we do. We provide fruits and vegetables that are fresh, safe, nutritious and delicious.
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Gold Kist Farms

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Phone 800-241-3972
Fax 770-393-5148
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Contact: Everett Kuglar
Director of School Foodservice
244 Perimeter Cntr Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30346
Pierce ChickenĀ®, a Pilgrims PrideĀ® brand, is a leading foodservice brand of value-added chicken products and the number two producer and marketer of poultry in the U.S. and Mexico.
For six decades, Pilgrim's Pride has produced healthy, high-quality food products that go into some of the world's finest recipes. In fact, we developed a number of those recipes ourselves, so consumers of our products could enjoy and benefit from them to the fullest. Now we have developed a new recipe - one to enhance the quality and health of our company and all its stakeholders.

* Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) is the second largest poultry company in the U.S. and Mexico. Net sales for fiscal 2006 were a record $5.2 billion.
* Pilgrim's Pride is ranked number 382 on this year's FORTUNE 500 list of largest U.S. corporations and was named one of FORTUNE's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies for 2005.
* Pilgrim's Pride employs more than 40,000 people in the U.S. and Mexico.
* Major facilities are in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and Mexico; other facilities are in Arizona, Florida, California, Iowa, Mississippi and Utah.
* The company currently processes approximately 30 million birds per week for a total of nearly 6 billion pounds of poultry per year.
* Pilgrim's Pride products are sold to foodservice, retail and frozen entre customers. The company's primary distribution is through retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants throughout the United States and in the Northern and Central regions of Mexico.
* Pilgrim's Pride owns and operates 26 chicken processing plants (23 in the U.S. and three in Mexico), 10 prepared foods plants and one turkey processing plant. Twenty-seven feed mills and 34 hatcheries support these plants.
* Approximately 5,000 growers supply poultry for the company's operations.
* EggsPlus, our healthier alternative to the ordinary egg, has all the great nutrients a normal egg has to offer plus increased levels of Vitamin E, Lutein and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which have been proven to reduce the risk of heart attack, cardiac sudden death and stroke.
* Pilgrim's Pride produces 480 million table eggs per year and can produce up to 12 million eggs per week during peak holiday seasons.
* In Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Pilgrim's Pride operates one of the largest prepared foods plants in the United States, with the capability of producing 2,000 different products and the capacity to turn out more than 7 million pounds of finished goods per week.
* The company's further-processing facilities have the combined capacity to process more than 1 billion pounds of product per year.
* Pilgrim's Pride is the second-largest U.S. chicken company in value-added chicken products.
* Pilgrim's Pride owns and operates 15 distribution centers in the U.S. and 18 in Mexico.
* The company's distribution center located near Pittsburg, Texas, features a state-of-the art, fully automated, 40-million-pound capacity freezer featuring RFID and GPS technologies, allowing worldwide inventory tracking.
* Plants in Mexico are strategically located to serve 75 percent of all Mexican consumers.
* The company exports commodity chicken products to more than 70 countries, including China, Japan, Kazakhstan and Russia.
Pilgrim's Feed manufactures more than 155,000 tons of high-quality bulk and bagged feed per year for livestock and show animals. The commercial feed division employs 90 people and has annual sales of approximately $30 million.

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