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Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

IDFA Recognizes Dairy Companies, Trucking Operations for Superior Worker Safety

Sep 26, 2012

Contact: Marti Pupillo
(202) 220-3535
mpupillo@idfa.org

(Washington, D.C. – September 26, 2012) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced the names of 128 dairy company operations that will receive IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates this year. This is the ninth year that IDFA has sponsored the program, which highlights the outstanding worker-safety records of U.S. dairy companies. The awards will be mailed to the recipients in October.

The operations for each nominated company were judged solely on specific data required by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the facility's "Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses" report. This year's award decisions were based on data from OSHA reports for the 2011 calendar year.

The award program includes categories for both processing facilities and trucking operations in the dairy industry. In addition to the 26 processing category award winners, IDFA awarded Achievement Certificates to 22 processing operations for having no injury cases that resulted in lost time away from work. IDFA also recognized 80 trucking operations for having a Zero DART rate – zero cases with days away from work, restriction or job transfer in 2011.

"Many of these facilities have earned awards year after year after year, and IDFA congratulates all of the participants for their steadfast commitment to worker safety," said Clay Detlefsen, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs. "We know dairy companies and their employees are proud to receive these awards, and we commend their continued dedication, hard work and superior level of achievement."

"Foremost Farms is honored to receive the IDFA Safety Awards," said Justin Pope, director of environmental health safety and sustainability for Foremost Farms USA. "Our employees have worked diligently to build a strong safety culture, and that's what it takes to achieve this level of success."

Processing facilities were judged in four product categories: natural and processed cheese; dry, condensed and evaporated products; ice cream and frozen desserts; and fluid milk. Within each product category, IDFA accepted nominations for small, medium and large facilities that achieved the best overall safety performance rates based on the OSHA data.

The 2012 winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dairy Foods Magazine. IDFA will issue a call for nominations for the next Dairy Industry Safety Awards competition in early 2013.

 

2012 IDFA Plant Safety Category Award Winners

Agropur Inc. ~ Luxemburg, WI

BGC Manufacturing Ice Cream Plant ~ Tyler, TX

Darigold - Caldwell Plant ~ Caldwell, ID

Dean Foods of California - Ice Cream Plant ~ Buena Park, CA

Dean Foods of California - Milk Plant ~ Buena Park, CA

Dean Foods Company ~ Jilbert Dairy ~ Marquette, MI

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Delta, CO

Foremost Farms USA ~ Alma Center, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Clayton, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Chilton, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Marshfield, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Plover, WI

HP Hood LLC ~ Barre, VT

HP Hood LLC Mid-Atlantic ~ York, PA

Kemps LLC - Franklin Milk Plant ~ Duluth, MN

The Kroger Co. ~ Jackson Ice Cream ~ Denver, CO

The Kroger Co. ~ Layton Dairy ~ Layton, UT

The Kroger Co. ~ Pace Dairy Foods of Indiana ~ Crawfordsville, IN

The Kroger Co. ~ Westover Dairy ~ Lynchburg, VA

Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Laurel Operations Center ~ Laurel, MD

Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Canada London Manufacturing ~ London, ON Canada

Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream Salt Lake Operations Center ~ Salt Lake City, UT

Safeway Milk Plant ~ Denver, CO

Safeway Inc. ~ San Leandro, CA

Southeast Milk Inc. - UF Plant ~ Baconton, GA

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. ~ North County Dairy, LLC ~ North Lawrence, NY

 

2012 IDFA Plant Safety Award Winners - Zero Lost Workdays

BGC Manufacturing Dairy Plant ~ Tyler, TX

Darigold - Boise Plant ~ Boise, ID

Darigold - Chehalis Plant ~ Chehalis, WA

Darigold - Jerome Plant ~ Jerome, ID

Darigold, Inc. - Rainier Plant ~ Seattle, WA

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Greeley, CO

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Ice Cream ~ Orem, UT

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Las Vegas, NV

Dean Foods Company ~ Morningstar Foods ~ Sulphur Springs, TX

Dean Foods Company ~ Morningstar Foods ~ Tulare, CA

Dean Foods Company ~ Pet O’Fallon ~ O’Fallon, IL

Dean Foods Company ~ WhiteWave Foods Company - BNJ ~ Bridgeton, NJ

Dean Foods Company ~ WhiteWave Foods Company ~ Mount Crawford, VA

Foremost Farms USA ~ Appleton, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Lancaster, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Richland Center, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Rothschild, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Waumandee, WI

HP Hood LLC ~ Arkport, NY

Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Fort Wayne Operations Center ~ Fort Wayne, IN

Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Tulare Operations Center ~ Tulare, CA

Southeast Milk Inc. ~ Sunshine State Dairy Farms, LLC ~ Hammond, LA

 

2012 IDFA Trucking Safety Award Winners - Zero DART Rate

Cabot Creamery Co.  ~ Montpelier, VT

Dean Foods Company ~ Gillette, WY

Dean Foods Company ~ Berkeley Farms, Inc. ~ Castroville, CA

Dean Foods Company ~ Berkeley Farms, Inc. ~ Modesto, CA

Dean Foods Company ~ Country Fresh, LLC/Jilbert’s Dairy ~ Marquette, MI1

Dean Foods Company ~ Country Fresh, LLC/Jilbert’s Dairy ~ Marquette, MI2

Dean Foods Company ~ Fresh Dairy Direct of So Cal ~ Adelanto, CA

Dean Foods Company ~ Fresh Dairy Direct of So Cal/Price's Creameries ~ Alamogordo, NM

Dean Foods Company ~ Gandy’s Dairies ~ Amarillo, TX

Dean Foods Company ~ Gandy’s Dairies ~ San Angelo, TX

Dean Foods Company ~ Garelick Farms, LLC ~ Portland, ME

Dean Foods Company ~ Garelick Farms, LLC ~ West Chesterfield, NH

Dean Foods Company ~ Land-O-Sun/Pet Dairy ~ Bluefield, VA

Dean Foods Company ~ Land-O-Sun/Pet Dairy ~ Florence, SC

Dean Foods Company ~ Land-O-Sun/Pet Dairy ~ Lynchburg/Forest, VA

Dean Foods Company ~ Land-O-Sun/Pet Dairy~ Raleigh, NC

Dean Foods Company ~ Mayfield Dairy Farms, LLC/31 Logistics Distribution ~ Atlanta, GA

Dean Foods Company ~ Mayfield Dairy Farms, LLC ~ Birmingham, AL

Dean Foods Company ~ Mayfield Dairy Farms, LLC ~ Crossville, TN

Dean Foods Company ~ Mayfield Dairy Farms, LLC ~ Macon, GA

Dean Foods Company ~ Mayfield Dairy Farms, LLC ~ Smiths Station, AL

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Cheyenne, WY

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Forsyth, MT

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Hardin, MT

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Logan, UT

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Price, UT

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Rawlins, WY

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Richfield, UT

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Riverton, WY

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Rock Springs, WY

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Sheridan, WY

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Vernal, UT

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Worland, WY

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairies - Hawaii ~ Puhi, Kauai

Dean Foods Company ~ Midwest Ice Cream Company ~ East Hartford, CT

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Brown's Dairy ~ Gulfport, MS

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Cortez, CO

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Helena, MT

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Missoula, MT

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Miles City, MT

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Pocatello, ID

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Silt, CO

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Oak Farms Dairy ~ Brenham, TX

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Oak Farms Dairy ~ Longview, TX

Dean Foods Company ~ Southern Foods Group, LLC/Oak Farms Dairy ~ Pairs, TX

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Decatur, IL

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Sioux Falls, SD

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Barber's Dairies ~ Montgomery, AL

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Barber's Dairies ~ Tuscaloosa, AL

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Broughton Foods ~ Grantsville, WV

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Broughton Foods ~ Ripley, WV

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Dean Dairy Products ~ Indiana, PA

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Fresh Dairy Direct of So Cal ~ Commerce, CA

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Fresh Dairy Direct of So Cal ~ El Centro, CA

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Fresh Dairy Direct of So Cal ~ Highland, CA

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Fresh Dairy Direct of So Cal ~ Oxnard, CA

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Fresh Dairy Direct of So Cal ~ San Diego, CA

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Lehigh Valley Dairy ~ Allentown, PA

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Lehigh Valley Dairy ~ Wildwood, NJ

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Meadow Brook Dairy ~ East Syracuse, NY

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Meadow Brook Dairy ~ LeRoy, NY

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~Purity Dairy ~ Huntsville, AL

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Purity Dairy ~ Bowling Green, KY

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ Reiter Dairy ~ Findlay, OH

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~TG Lee Dairy ~ Jacksonville, FL

Dean Transportation, Inc. ~ TG Lee Dairy ~ Orange City, FL

HP Hood LLC ~ Barre, VT

HP Hood LLC ~ Concord, NH

HP Hood LLC Mid-Atlantic ~ York, PA

HP Hood LLC ~ Crowley Foods ~ Plattsburgh, NY
HP Hood LLC ~ Heluva Good DSD ~ Sodus, NY3
HP Hood LLC ~ Heluva Good Transportation ~ Sodus, NY1

Kemps LLC - Brainerd Distribution ~ Brainerd, MN

Kemps LLC - Franklin Distribution ~ Duluth, MN

Kemps LLC - Farmington Distribution ~ Farmington, MN

Kemps LLC - La Crosse Distribution ~ La Crosse, WI

Kemps LLC - Mason City Distribution ~ Mason City, IA

Kemps LLC - Minneapolis Ice Cream Distribution ~ Minneapolis, MN

Kemps LLC - Rochester Distribution ~ Rochester, MN

Tillamook County Creamery Association ~ Tillamook, OR

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $110-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at www.idfa.org.

 

 
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