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Nearly 200 poultry facilities recognized for safety performance

Latest data on recordable illness and injury rate show 82% improvement from 1994.

During the 2018 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 191 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety & Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs.

“Our industry has made great advancements over the past few decades to improve workplace safety. We received more applications this year for the safety awards program than ever before. It is great to see so many companies implementing new and innovative programs to promote safety in their facilities,” said Joint Industry Safety & Health Council chair Mick Berning of Cargill.

The Joint Industry Safety & Health Council consists of members from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn., the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation. Collectively, the three organizations represent companies that produce 95% of the nation's poultry products and directly employ more than 350,000 workers.

Based on the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the poultry slaughter and processing OSHA total recordable illness and injury rate for 2016 was 4.2 cases per 100 full-time workers. The 2016 rate represents an outstanding 82% improvement from 1994.

Award consideration was based on injury statistics over three years and an evaluation of written applications by academia and other safety experts. Fifty-eight facilities received the highest level of recognition, the Award of Distinction. The other categories are Award of Honor and Award of Merit.

Award of Distinction

Butterball LLC
Huntsville, AR – Processing

California, MO – Feed Mill

Cobb-Vantress Inc.  
Fayetteville, AR – Hatchery
Wadesboro, NC – Hatchery

Cooper Farms
Oakwood, OH – Hatchery

Fieldale Farms
Mt. Airy, GA – Hatchery

Foster Farms 
Choudrant, LA – Hatchery
Turlock, CA Walnut – Hatchery
Turlock, CA FTP 2 – Processing
Farmerville, LA – Cooked Plant
Kelso, WA – Processing

George's Inc.
Springdale, AR – Processing
Springdale, AR – Further Processing

Gerber's Poultry Inc.
Kidron, OH – Processing

House of Raeford Farms
Arcadia, LA – Processing
Rose Hill, NC – Processing
Lavonia, GA – Hatchery
West Columbia, SC – Processing

Keystone Foods LLC
Franklin KY – Hatchery
Camilla GA – Processing
Albany KY Equity Group – KY Division – Processing
Gadsden AL – Processing
Eufaula, AL – Processing
Eufaula, AL – Feed Mill

Koch Foods Inc.
Anniston, AL Fair Knoll – Hatchery
Montgomery, AL – Processing
Pine Mountain Valley, GA – Processing
Hope Hull, AL – Feed Mill

Mountaire Farms Inc.
Westover, MD – Feed Mill
Siler City, NC Mount Vernon – Hatchery
Princess Anne, MD – Hatchery
Lumber Bridge, NC – Processing
Millsboro, DE – Feed Mill
Millsboro, DE Resource Recovery Plant – Rendering

Perdue Farms
Accomac, VA – Processing
Trion, GA – Hatchery
Monterey, TN – Further Processing
Perry, GA Harvest – Processing
Beaver Dam, KY Cromwell – Processing
Perry, GA – Cook Plant
Elkin, NC – Feed Mill
Bridgewater, VA – Further Processing
Petaluma, CA Willowbrook – Feed Mill
Vincennes, IN – Hatchery
Lewiston, NC – Processing
Forsyth, GA – Feed Mill
Santa Rosa, CA Lakeville Growers – Hatchery

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Bryan, TX Brazos Production – Hatchery

Simmons' Foods Inc.
Siloam Springs, AR – Further Processing

Tip Top Poultry Inc.
Rockmart, GA – Further Processing

Tyson Foods Inc.
Robards, KY – Rendering
Texarkana, AR – Rendering
Cumming, GA – Further Processing
Magee, MS – Hatchery
Stilwell, OK – Hatchery

Wayne Farms LLC
Jack, AL Enterprise Complex – Processing
Union Springs, AL – Processing

Valley Proteins Inc.
Wadesboro, NC – Rendering

Award of Honor

Butterball LLC
Ozark, AR – Processing
Carthage, MO – Processing
Jonesboro, AR – Further Processing

Case Farms
Shelby, NC – Feed Mill
Dudley, NC Goldsboro Division – Processing

Cobb-Vantress Inc.
University of Arkansas Breeder Research Farm - Hatchery

Fieldale Farms
Eastanollee, GA Toccoa Protein Conversion Plant– Rendering

Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc.
Faribault, MN Turkey – Processing
Montevideo, MN – Further Processing
Barron, WI – Hatchery
Pelican Rapids, MN West Central Turkeys – Processing

Koch Foods Inc.
Chattanooga, TN – Feed Mill
Cumming, GA – Further Processing
Gadsden, AL – Processing
Forest, MS – Further Processing

Maple Leaf Foods
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Processing

Mountaire Farms Inc.
Selbyville, DE – Processing
Millsboro, DE – Processing

OK Foods Inc.
Heavener, OK – Hatchery

Perdue Farms
Milford, DE – Processing
Salisbury, MD Eagle Springs – Hatchery
Kenly, NC – Hatchery
Rockingham, NC – Processing
Candor, NC – Feed Mill
Nashville, NC – Feed Mill
Salisbury, MD – Hatchery
Westover, MD – Hatchery

Pilgrim's Pride Corp.
Mt. Pleasant, TX West – Processing
Broadway, VA Clearview – Hatchery
Pittsburg, TX – Hatchery
Elberton, GA Prepared Foods – Processing
Mt. Pleasant, TX Prepared Foods – Processing
Gainesville, GA – Processing
Mt. Pleasant, TX East – Processing
Guntersville, AL – Processing
DeQueen, AR – Processing
Natchitoches, LA – Processing

Sanderson Farms Inc.
Laurel, MS Foods Division – Processing

Simmons' Foods Inc. 
Siloam Springs, AR – Hatchery

Tyson Foods Inc.
Harmony, NC – Rendering
Scranton, AR – Rendering
Decherd, TN – Hatchery
Dexter, MO – Hatchery
Walnut Grove, MS – Hatchery
Rogers, AR Tyson of Rogers – Processing
Springdale, AR Berry Street – Processing
Lincoln, AR – Hatchery
Hope, AR – Hatchery
Sedalia, MO – Hatchery
Carthage, MS – Processing
Hope, AR – Processing
Monroe, NC – Feed Mill
Pottsville, AR – Feed Mill
Berryville, AR – Further Processing 
Blountsville, AL – Processing
North Little Rock, AR – Processing
Oglethorpe, GA – Hatchery
Gonzalez, TX – Feed Mill

Valley Proteins Inc.
Fayetteville, NC – Rendering
Gastonia, NC – Rendering

Wayne Farms LLC
Jack, AL Enterprise Complex – Processing
Union Springs, AL – Processing
Troy, AL – Hatchery
Decatur, AL East – Further Processing
Dothan, AL – Hatchery
Thurmond, NC Elkin – Hatchery
Decatur, AL Fresh Prepared Foods – Processing
Decatur, AL West Prepared Foods – Processing
Danville, AR – Hatchery
Decatur, AL – Hatchery 

Award of Merit

American Proteins Inc.
Cuthbert, GA – Rendering
Cumming, GA – Rendering

Butterball LLC
Turkey, NC – Feed Mill
Goldsboro, NC Hatchery #3 – Hatchery
Raeford, NC Hatchery #1 – Hatchery

California, MO – Hatchery

Case Farms
Morganton, NC – Processing
Winesburg, OH – Processing
Massillon, OH  – Feed Mill

Claxton Poultry Farms
Claxton, GA – Processing

Cobb-Vantress Inc.
Rose, OK Sweetwater Farm – Hatchery
Timpson, TX – Hatchery
Deer Lodge, TN Dry Creek/TN Pedigree Complex – Hatchery
Monticello, KY Strawberry Hill – Hatchery
Pocomoke, MD – Hatchery
Cleveland, GA – Hatchery
Lafayette, TN – Hatchery
Monticello, KY Kentucky Hatchery – Hatchery
Monticello, KY Kentucky Farms – Hatchery 
Cleveland, GA – Processing
Wadesboro, NC – Processing

Farbest Foods Inc.
Vincennes, IN – Processing

Fieldale Farms
Baldwin, GA Cornelia – Processing

Foster Farms Inc.
Demopolis, AL Corndog Plant – Processing
Fresno, CA Cherry Ave. – Processing

George's Inc.
Springdale, AR – Feed Mill

Keystone Foods LLC
Franklin, KY – Feed Mill

Mountaire Farms Inc.
Statesville, NC Breeder – Hatchery

Peco Foods Inc.
Batesville, AR – Processing
Batesville, AR – Feed Mill
Canton, MS Fulton Street – Processing
Sebastopol, MS – Processing
Bay Springs, MS – Processing
Tuscaloosa, AL – Processing
Canton, MS Feather Lane – Further Processing

Perdue Farms
Bridgeville, DE – Feed Mill
Concord, NC – Cook Plant
Hurlock, MD #26 – Hatchery

Pilgrim's Corp.
Nashville, AR – Feed Mill
Live Oak, FL – Hatchery
Ellijay, GA – Processing
Sanford, NC – Processing
Harrisonburg, VA – Feed Mill
Harrisonburg, VA - Hatchery
Pittsburg, TX – Feed Mill

Sanderson Farms Inc.
Fernwood, MS McComb Production– Feed Mill

Tyson Foods Inc.
Union City, TN Obion County – Hatchery
Green Forest, AR – Processing
Shelbyville, TN – Processing
Van Buren, AR – Further Processing
Vicksburg, MS – Processing
Waldron, AR – Feed Mill
Nashville, AR – Processing
Forest, MS – Processing
Clarksville, AR – Further Processing
Monett, MO – Processing
Springdale, AR Randall Road Cornish – Further Processing
Waldron, AR – Hatchery
Monroe, NC – Processing
Russellville, AR Tyler Road – Processing
Grannis, AR – Processing
Dexter, MO – Processing
Waldron, AR – Processing

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