Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Feed Mill of the Year
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS APRIL 5, 2013
Applications for the American Feed Industry Association’s 2013 Feed Mill of the Year award are now available. The program, which names a winner and a runner-up, recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance, operating efficiencies and overall industry awareness of food safety. AFIA is pleased to partner with Feedstuffs on the program again this year.
One of the benefits to applying for the award is that each applicant receives benchmarking information at the end of the competition, regardless of status by the end of the competition. Many cite the receipt of benchmarking data as the top reason for applying. Companies have used the feedback to improve their overall standing in the program, as well as to improve their facility in the areas of safety, quality, efficiency, housekeeping and government compliance.
The application process begins by filling out the online survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FMOY-2013). Once applications are processed and scored, site visits to the top finalists by an inspection team from AFIA and Feedstuffs will occur. Final selection is based on a combined scoring of the application and personal visit. The winner will be announced in the fall.
“Last year, over 70 feed facilities applied. In part, this can be attributed to the benchmarking data provided to all applicants,” Keith Epperson, AFIA vice president of manufacturing and training, explained. “The data can be used compare standards across the industry, already useful tool for any mill to have; but especially so in these times of increased industry regulation.”
To download a copy of the survey form, Click here.