Butterball, LLC Carthage Facility Achieves 4 Million Hours Without a Lost-Time Injury

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  • (1888PressRelease) December 09, 2011 - CARTHAGE, Mo. - The Butterball, LLC Carthage facility has achieved 4 million worker hours without a lost-time injury. This accomplishment represents more than three and a half years of outstanding safety performance by the facility's associates and further demonstrates the company's award-winning employee safety program.

    "Reaching this milestone demonstrates Butterball's commitment to providing safe working conditions and preventing worker injuries throughout the company," said Rod Brenneman, president and chief executive officer of Butterball, LLC. "As an industry leader, Butterball enforces strict guidelines and a world-class safety program to ensure safe work environments. We are proud of our Carthage facility management and associates for their strong focus and dedication to support a safe and injury-free workplace."

    The turkey producer's Carthage location consistently delivers safety performance that exceeds poultry industry standards as compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Adopting standards developed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP), Butterball implements a reputable safety program that has secured numerous accolades from national and local organizations.

    The facility's honors include OSHA VPP Star Among Stars certification for three consecutive years, which certifies the facility maintains an incident rate of 50 percent or better than the industry average; the Award of Merit by the American Meat Institute (AMI); and Award of Distinction by the National Joint Poultry Safety and Health Council.

    About Butterball, LLC:
    Butterball, LLC is the largest producer of turkey products in the United States. Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball produces more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year, and the company supplies its products to more than 50 countries. Perhaps best known for its succulent whole bird products, the company also has a broad array of offerings for deli, retail and foodservice.

    As the industry leader in quality and food safety, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of birds and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards in its six plants located in North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas and Missouri. In addition, Butterball has surpassed important workplace safety and health benchmarks set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program.

    The company's three-pronged approach to Doing Business Right focuses on self-governance, sustainability and social responsibility. The initiative plays a key role in providing internal oversight for integrating values that are important to the company, in particular its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.

    For more information about Butterball, visit www.butterball.com. You can also call
    1-800 BUTTERBALL for answers to your most puzzling questions about turkey preparation.

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