Quality Controls

We believe natural diets free of antibiotics, animal by-products and hormones, together with humane treatment, results in healthier chicken for our customers. It’s also the right thing to do for animals, people and the environment alike. We rest comfortably knowing our flocks are healthy and nutritious while helping farmers continue their legacy of sustainability, putting back in only what nature created. We accomplish this by ensuring our chicken is diligently cared for from our farms to our customers.

British Retail Consortium

(BRC) certified with “AA” grade. One audit annually.

National Poultry Improvement Plan

(NPIP) aims to safeguard the health of agricultural resources through testing and monitoring various forms of salmonella, avian influenza, and other bacterial related poultry challenges.

Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization

(PAACO) promotes the humane treatment of animals through the education and certification of animal auditors. Forester Farmer’s Market employs four PAACO certified auditors.

ISO Accredited Laboratory

OMP Quality and Food Safety Laboratory located in Batesville, AR is accredited to ISO 17025 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Our Laboratory Quality Management System is designed to provide assurance in the quality and accuracy of analytical results. For a complete list of analyses see the scope of accreditation by clicking on Cert. 4158.01.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

(USDA FSIS) ensures our products are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. One audit annually.

3rd party audits

Ensure company quality compliance and standards are achieved.

Independent audits

Our customers provide complete transparency of all of our processes and procedures.

Internal audits

Are conducted weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually to ensure company quality compliance standards.

USDA Process Verified Program

(USDA PVP), two audits annually.

American Humane Association Certified

(AHA AHC), one audit annually.