The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council 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, Fla.

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."


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


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


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 

Source: NCC