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Poultry Companies Recognised for Safety Performance

22 August 2013

US - The US poultry industry's Joint Industry Safety and Health Council has rewarded 92 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programmes.

The annual safety awards were presented during the 2013 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Amelia Island, Florida.

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consist of members from US Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation. Collectively, the three organizations represent companies that produce 95 per cent of the nation’s poultry products and employ over 350,000 workers.

"We would like to congratulate these facilities and their management teams. These awards recognize outstanding safety performance achievement as a result of their effective and innovative programs. The noteworthy and consistent decrease in illness and injury rates among poultry’s workforce over the last two decades is a direct result of their compelling dedication to worker safety," said the Council.

Award consideration was based on injury statistics over three years and an evaluation of written applications by three judges: Gary Pohlmann of Marsh Risk Consulting, Doug Britton, program manager for Agricultural Technology Research at Georgia Tech Research Institute, and George Nassif of Aon Global Risk Consulting. Twenty-four facilities received the highest level of recognition, "Award of Distinction." The other categories included "Award of Honor" and "Award of Merit."

The awards presented and the recipients are as follows:

Award of Distinction

Butterball LLC

Ozark, AR – Processing
Ozark, AR – Feed Mill
Carthage, MO – Processing
Huntsville, AR – Processing
Jonesboro, AR – Processing
Turkey, NC – Feed Mill

Cargill Value Added Meats

Temple, TX – Feed Mill
Waco, TX – Processing
Elkton, VA – Breeder Operation

GNP Company

Arcadia, WI – Feed Mill

Hillshire Brands Company

Storm Lake, IA – Processing

Keystone Foods

Albany, KY – Processing
Franklin, KY – Hatchery
Camilla, GA – Processing

Perdue Farms Inc.

Perry, GA – Cook Plant
Dillon, SC – Processing
Perry, GA – Fresh Processing
Concord, NC – Further Processing
Salisbury, MD – Processing
Rockingham, NC – Processing
Georgetown, DE – Roaster Complex
Monterey, TN – Processing

Wayne Farms LLC

Pendergrass, GA – Processing
Clermont, GA – Hatchery

Award of Honor

Butterball LLC.

Mt. Olive, NC – Processing

Cargill Turkey Production LLC

Springdale, AR – Feed Mill

Case Farms

Goldsboro, NC – Further Processing

Cobb-Vantress, Inc.

Siloam Springs, AR – Feed Mill
Timpson, TX – Hatchery
Monticello, KY – Hatchery

Gerber Poultry

Kidron, OH – Processing

Jennie-O Turkey Store

Dawson, MN – Feed Mill

Keystone Foods

Gadsden, AL – Processing
Eufaula, AL – Processing
Eufaula, AL – Hatchery
Reidsville, NC – Processing

Mountaire Farms

Lumber Bridge, NC – Processing
Statesville, NC – Breeder Operation
Frankford, DE – Feed Mill
Millsboro, DE – Feed Mill
Millsboro, DE – Processing
Selbyville, DE – Processing

Perdue Farms Inc.

Accomac, VA – Processing
Bridgewater, VA – Further Processing
Cromwell, KY – Processing
Hurlock, MD – Hatchery
Milford, DE – Processing
Murfreesboro, NC – Hatchery
Washington, IN – Turkey Processing

Petaluma Acquisitions LLC

Petaluma, CA – Processing
Petaluma, CA – Hatchery

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

Batesville, AR – Processing
Broadway, VA – Processing
Broadway, VA – Hatchery
Harrisonburg, VA – Feed Mill
Moorefield, WV – Feed Mill
Nacogdoches, TX – Processing
Nacogdoches, TX – Hatchery

Sanderson Farms, Inc.

Laurel, MS – Feed Mill

Simmons Foods

Siloam Springs, AR – Further Processing

Tyson River Valley Animal Foods

Robards, KY

Trinity Valley Foods

Irving, TX – Processing

Wayne Farms LLC

Danville, AR – Hatchery
Decatur, AL East – Further Processing
Decatur, AL – Fresh Plant
Decatur, AL West – Further Processing
Dobson, NC – Feed Mill
Elkin, NC – Hatchery
Troy, AL – Hatchery
Union Springs, AL – Processing

Award of Merit

Cargill Value Added Meats

Springdale, AR – Processing

House of Raeford Farms

Arcadia, LA – Processing

Jennie-O Turkey Store

Barron, WI – Processing
Willmar, MN – Benson Ave Plant
Montevideo, MN – Processing
Willmar, MN – Willmar Ave Plant

Mountaire Farms

Siler City, NC – Hatchery

Perdue Farms Inc.

Hurlock MD – Feed Mill
Lewiston, NC – Processing

Petaluma Acquisitions LLC

Petaluma, CA – Feed Mill

Pilgrim’s Corp

Marshville, NC – Processing
Mayfield, KY – Processing
Moorefield, WV – Fresh Foods
Moorefield, WV – Prepared Foods

Sanderson Farms

McComb, MS – Processing

Tyson Foods

Berryville, AR – Further Processing
Rogers, AR – Further Processing
Monett, MO – Hatchery
Van Buren, AR – Further Processing

Wayne Farms

Laurel, MS – Feed Mill

Wenger’s Feed Mill

Muncy, PA – Feed Mill
Hegins, PA – Feed Mill

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