Butterball, LLC Representatives Elected to Serve on the North Carolina Poultry Federation 2011-2012 Board

Top Quote Neal Walsh to succeed Jerry Johnson as Membership and Sponsorship Committee Chairperson. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2011 - Butterball, LLC, the nation's leading turkey producer, is pleased to announce that Neal Walsh, corporate purchasing director at Butterball, has been elected to serve as the membership and sponsorship committee chairperson on the North Carolina Poultry Federation (NCPF) 2011-2012 Board.

    "It is an honor for Butterball representatives to join such a highly regarded organization and serve alongside some of the most influential individuals in the state's poultry industry," said Rod Brenneman, president and chief executive officer of Butterball. "We look forward to supporting Neal and our other corporate team members as they serve as ambassadors for our company and our industry in their efforts to strengthen the growing business community."

    Throughout the next year Walsh will act as a spokesperson for the NCPF, help recruit new members as well as help to develop positive sponsorships throughout the poultry industry. The position was previously held by Jerry Johnson, director of purchasing at Butterball, who announced his retirement at the annual banquet. Johnson has been an active member of the poultry industry since 1969.

    Butterball, LLC representatives, David Anderson, vice president of live operations, and Alice Johnson, vice president of food safety, government regulations and public affairs have also been elected to serve on the 2011-2012 NCPF Board.

    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.butterballcorp.com. You can also call 1-800-BUTTERBALL for answers to your most puzzling questions about turkey preparation.

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