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                                        What does Hormel Foods do to give back to the community?
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                                        Charitable Giving & Donations

                                        At Hormel Foods, we’re inspired to help others. From cash and product donations to scholarships and volunteer initiatives, we continually look for ways to do our part in making the world a better place.

                                        We focus our philanthropic efforts on three areas: hunger, education and supporting the local communities where we operate. These areas closely align with our business initiatives, and over the years we’ve learned they are also the areas our employees are most passionate about.

                                        We’re proud that 2018 was a record year for our giving with $15 million in cash and product donations. This includes $7.2 million in hunger donations, our donation of 2.5 million cans of SPAMMY® shelf-stable poultry product to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala, and more than $967,000 in education donations.

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                                        Social Responsibility

                                        Water usage continues to be a top priority in our social responsibility efforts.

                                        Most recently we reduced water use by 61 million gallons and we are looking to reduce even more in the future!

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                                        I want to work for Hormel Foods. How do I apply for a job?
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                                        Company & General

                                        We are glad to hear you are interested in joining our team. We may be a little biased, but we think we have the best employees in the business!

                                        Learn all about our team, career paths and apply for open positions by visiting our careers section.

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                                        Coupons, Samples & Recipes

                                        We know how much our fans love a good deal!

                                        You can find coupons for products from Hormel Foods through promotions and advertising in:

                                        • Daily newspapers
                                        • Sunday newspaper inserts
                                        • General-interest magazines
                                        • Promotions offered by stores selling Hormel Foods products

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                                        What is Hormel Foods doing to help fight hunger?
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                                        Social Responsibility

                                        Our commitment to helping end hunger around the world is at the heart of what we do.

                                        Last year we donated more than $7.2 million to hunger relief efforts, including products we donated to food banks and disaster relief efforts. We also continued to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala with our donation of 2.5 million cans of SPAMMY® shelf-stable poultry product.

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                                        I have a food allergy. How does Hormel Foods track for allergens in products?
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                                        Behind the Label

                                        We manage our labeling and product ingredient controls through an software system.

                                        This system is designed to identify all allergens; sensitive ingredients; country of origin; supplying plant location; date of purchase; nutrition information and other detailed specifications.

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                                        Some of our products are available online through the following websites.

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                                        How does Hormel Foods stay on the forefront of best practices in animal welfare?
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                                        Social Responsibility

                                        Hormel Foods is recognized as a leader within the hog and turkey industries for developing and implementing best-practice animal welfare handling procedures.

                                        We share our best practices and state-of-the-art facility designs with our peers and other industry stakeholders, and offer them in-person tours of our facilities. We also consult with subject-matter experts, such as veterinarians, to update and maintain our practices.

                                        As part of the Professional Animal Auditors Certification Organization (PAACO), we invite participants to our hog and turkey facilities as part of the real-world training component of its program. Several members of the Jennie-O Turkey Store and Hormel Foods teams are PAACO-certified auditors.

                                        In addition, to help ensure new research within the turkey industry, Jennie-O Turkey Store provides support to the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council, and the National Turkey Federation.

                                        We are also proud to have representatives serving as members, officers and directors of the boards of many industry organizations, including:

                                        • Agriculture Research, Education, Extension and Technology Transfer Advisory Panel (Minnesota);
                                        • Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska;
                                        • American Association of Poultry Pathologists;
                                        • American College of Poultry Veterinarians;
                                        • American Meat Science Association;
                                        • American Veterinary Medical Association;
                                        • American Veterinary Medical Association Agricultural Liaison Committee;
                                        • Animal Agriculture Alliance;
                                        • Association of Veterinarians in Turkey Production;
                                        • Colorado Farm Bureau;
                                        • Colorado Livestock Association;
                                        • Colorado Pork Producers Association Board of Directors;
                                        • Global Food Safety Initiative;
                                        • Grocery Manufacturers Association;
                                        • Institute of Food Technologists;
                                        • International Association of Food Protection;
                                        • Midwest Food Processors Board of Directors;
                                        • Midwest Poultry Research Committee;
                                        • Minnesota Agricultural Utilization Research Institute;
                                        • Minnesota AgriGrowth Council Board of Directors;
                                        • Minnesota Poultry Federation;
                                        • Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Board of Directors;
                                        • Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council;
                                        • National Grain and Feed Association;
                                        • National Meat Association Board of Directors;
                                        • National Pork Board;
                                        • National Pork Producers Council (NPPC);
                                        • North American Meat Institute;
                                        • North American Meat Institute Scientific Affairs Committee;
                                        • North American Meat Institute Foundation of Meat and Poultry Research and Education;
                                        • NPPC Animal Health and Food Security Policy Committee;
                                        • National Turkey Federation’s Board of Directors;
                                        • National Turkey Federation’s Executive Committee;
                                        • National Turkey Federation’s Health and Welfare Committee;
                                        • National Turkey Federation’s Live Production Committee;
                                        • National Turkey Federation’s Technical and Regulatory Affairs Committee;
                                        • Poultry Science Association;
                                        • Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization;
                                        • State of Wisconsin Livestock Facility Siting Review Board;
                                        • United States Animal Health Association;
                                        • University of Wisconsin Meat Science Advisory Board;
                                        • University of Wisconsin Poultry Science Advisory Committee;
                                        • USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force;
                                        • USPOULTRY Foundation Research Advisory Committee; and
                                        • World Poultry Association.
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