Ninety-two Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

AMELIA ISLAND, FL The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council today recognized 92 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the 2013 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Amelia Island, FL.

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consist of members from U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation. Collectively, the three organizations represent companies that produce 95 percent 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.”

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


Award Presentation Pictures: Pictures of the award presentations will be available Friday afternoon. Please contact us if you would like a picture emailed to you.

About U.S. Poultry and Egg Association

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.

About the National Chicken Council

The National Chicken Council (NCC) represents integrated chicken producer-processors, the companies that produce and process chickens. Member companies of NCC account for more than 95 percent of the chicken sold in the United States.

About the National Turkey Federation
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the $14 billion turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members’ products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products.

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