Frequently asked Questions

CORPORATE FAQS:

Koch Foods is headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Koch Foods is a leading poultry processor in the United States with locations across Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.

We are proud to have over 13,000 employees across our corporate office, processing locations and distribution centers. In addition, all of our birds are raised with independent growers, making Koch Foods a strong supporter of small, family farms.

Koch Foods is a vertically integrated poultry processing company.

You can find media information and press releases here.

No, we are a privately held company, and we are not traded on any stock exchange.

Koch Foods is an independent, privately held company that specializes in the processing of poultry. We are in no way affiliated with the Koch brothers, Koch Industries, Koch Companies or any other organization that uses the Koch name.

Koch Foods is a multichannel provider supplying chicken to the foodservice, consumer products and export channels. You will find Koch Foods poultry in national restaurant chains, c-stores, schools, hospitals and grocery stores, to name a few. You can learn more about our breadth of distribution in our Sales Channels section.

Yes, you can! To get started, visit our Careers section to see if there are any job openings in which you might be interested.

 

We’ll get you in touch with the right people here at Koch Foods. Please contact us to let us know how we can help, and we’ll get the process started.

You can find Koch Foods chicken under the Koch Foods®, Cravers Chicken® and Antioch Farms® brand names. You can use our store locator map under Products.

You can find our product specifications by selecting DETAIL per product.

Yes! Koch Foods has Halal certified products.

At this time, Koch Foods does not sell Kosher products.

You can find our product specifications by selecting DETAIL per product.

We sell chicken parts, packed in 10kg and 15kg boxes, available fresh or frozen, FOB for any trade area location that is open to the United States (U.S.). If you would like to discuss an opportunity with us, please contact us. For additional information on current U.S. export rules and regulations, here is a link to the USDA.

 

KOCH FOODS POULTRY FAQS:

All poultry from Koch Foods is hatched, raised and harvested in the United States. All live operations, which include feedmills, hatcheries, breeders and broilers, are based in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. We have additional processing and distribution facilities in Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee.

No, Koch Foods is a leading poultry processor in the United States with locations across Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.

We are cage free in all of our live bird operations. The only time birds are in cages is during transport from one facility to another, which is a measure we take to ensure the safety of our birds.

Koch Foods does not administer hormones to our chickens. Hormones and steroids have been prohibited under U.S. federal law for use in raising chickens for more than 50 years.

We manufacture our own feed, predominately made from high quality corn and soybean meal, in FDA-inspected facilities. The feed is carefully formulated by Koch Foods’ nutritionist to provide the poultry with all the required nutrients to ensure the birds are healthy and stress free. No steroids or hormones are ever used in the production of Koch Foods’ poultry feed. Only carefully screened quality ingredients from select vendors are used in the production of our poultry feed.

Koch Foods utilizes antibiotics at levels for therapeutic use to treat or prevent illness and disease. In the event a poultry flock must be treated, Koch Foods follows all FDA regulations regarding the use of antibiotics. The antibiotics utilized are not common to critically important compounds used in human medicine. Strict quality control, including Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP), is strictly utilized in the manufacture of our feed for poultry including testing of the feed for proper level and type of antibiotic added. Koch Foods adheres to all FDA regulated withdrawal periods, and as a result, our poultry meat has never tested positive for antibiotic residuals.

Please check our Safe Handling section for information on how to safely cook and handle chicken.

Koch Foods purchases feed ingredients from commercial suppliers. We cannot guarantee that no genetically modified varieties of corn or soybeans are included in the purchased commodities. Any genetically modified grain that may be included in the feed stocks would only be from varieties approved by federal agencies for use in animal feed.

As a participant of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), all birds are tested for AI before being processed. Birds are inspected both pre- and post-processing by Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) employees, following all regulations for the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).