making a difference for dairy
Issues

Canadian Trade Policies
Food Waste
Geographical Indications
National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
NCIMS - 2017 Conference Summary
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Nutrition Facts Label Changes
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)
Worker Safety in the Dairy Industry

More issues...

                                                                                     
Be Heard

Regulatory RoundUp

Get Involved

Dairy Counts

Join the Discussion

Dairy Forum

Dairy Delivers: The Economic Impact of Dairy Products
Dairy Counts
FDA Milk Safety Memorandums
Buyers' Guide
Member Hotlines
Dairy Market Prices
Quick Links

                                                                                           
Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

IDFA Awards Dairy Companies, Trucking Operations for Worker Safety

Sep 18, 2015
(L to R) David Crowley, senior environmental health and safety director at HP Hood LLC, and Michael Miller, vice president, environmental health and safety, Dean Foods Company

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

(Chicago – September 18, 2015) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced the names of 109 dairy company operations that will receive IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates this year. This is the 12th year that IDFA has sponsored the program, which highlights the outstanding worker safety records of U.S. dairy companies. The awards were on display this week during the International Dairy Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“We are happy to recognize those in the dairy industry who make workplace safety a top-to-bottom priority in all of their operations,” said Emily Lyons, director of regulatory affairs and counsel at IDFA. “These ongoing efforts set the high standard of how our industry operates, and we want to celebrate the increasing amount of winning companies this year.”

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 2014 calendar year.

The award program includes categories for both processing facilities and trucking operations in the dairy industry. In addition to the 34 plant safety category award winners, IDFA awarded Achievement Certificates to 26 processing operations for having no injury cases that resulted in lost time away from work. IDFA also recognized 49 trucking operations for having a Zero DART rate – zero cases with days away from work, restriction or job transfer in 2014.

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 2015 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 2016.

2015 IDFA Plant Safety Category Award Winners 

Agri-Mark ~ Cabot Creamery Cooperative ~ West Springfield, MA 

BGC Manufacturing Dairy Plant ~ Tyler, TX 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Adrian, MI 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Fallon, NV

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Fort Morgan, CO 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Hughson, CA 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Portales, NM 

Dean Foods Company ~ Sioux Falls, SD 

Dean Foods Company ~ Jilbert Dairy, Inc. ~ Marquette, MI 

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Boise, ID 

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Hilo, HI 

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Orem, UT 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Clayton, WI 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Milan, WI 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Preston, MN 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Sparta, WI 

HP Hood LLC ~ Barre, VT 

Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. ~ O’Fallon, IL 

Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. ~ Springfield, IL 

Safeway/Albertsons ~ Phoenix, AZ 

Safeway/Albertsons ~ Tempe, AZ 

Schreiber Foods, Inc. ~ Green Bay, WI 

Schreiber Foods, Inc. ~ Stephenville, TX 

Schreiber Foods, Inc. ~ Tempe, AZ 

Stewart’s Processing Corp. ~ Saratoga Springs, NY 

The Kroger Co. ~ Heritage Farms Dairy ~ Murfreesboro, TN 

The Kroger Co. ~ Layton Dairy ~ Layton, UT

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

The Kroger Co. ~ Tolleson Dairy ~ Tolleson, AZ 

The Kroger Co. ~ Vandervoort’s Dairy ~ Fort Worth, TX 

The Kroger Co. ~ Westover Dairy ~ Lynchburg, VA 

The WhiteWave Foods Company ~ Dallas, TX 

The WhiteWave Foods Company ~ Dubois, PA

The WhiteWave Foods Company ~ CreaMiser Products ~ Scottsdale, AZ

 

2015 IDFA Plant Safety Award Winners - Zero Lost Workdays

California Dairies, Inc. ~ Artesia, CA 

California Dairies, Inc. ~ Los Banos, CA

Continental Dairy Facilities, LLC ~ Coopersville, MI

Darigold, Inc. ~ Caldwell, ID 

Darigold, Inc. ~ Medford, OR

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Beaver, UT 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Turlock, CA 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Goshen, IN 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Mechanicsburg, PA 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ New Wilmington, PA 

Dean Foods Company ~ Alta Dena Certified Dairy, Inc. ~ Buena Park, CA 

Dean Foods Company ~ Lehigh Valley Dairy ~ Schuylkill Haven, PA 

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Salt Lake City, UT 

Dean Foods Company ~ Suiza Dairy Group, LLC ~ High Point, NC

Dean Foods Company ~ Swiss Premium Dairy ~ Lebanon, PA 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Appleton, WI 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Chilton, WI 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Lancaster, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Marshfield, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Plover, WI

HP Hood LLC ~ Concord, NH

HP Hood LLC ~ LaFargeville, NY

HP Hood LLC ~ Sacramento, CA

Kemps LLC ~ Rochester, MN 

Publix Super Markets, Inc. ~ Deerfield Beach, FL

The WhiteWave Foods Company ~ Bridgeton, NJ

2015 IDFA Trucking Safety Award Winners - Zero DART Rate

Cabot Creamery Co., Inc. ~ Montpelier, VT 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Concord, NH

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Fort Morgan, CO

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Smithfield, UT 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Twin Falls, ID

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Aberdeen, SD

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Brainerd, MN 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Eau Claire, WI

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Fargo, ND

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Fergus Falls, MN 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ La Crosse, WI

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Mandan, ND 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Merrill, WI

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Minneapolis, MN

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ St. Cloud, MN 

Dean Foods Company ~ 31-Logistics/Mayfield Dairy Farms ~ Haines City, FL

Dean Foods Company ~ Woodbury, MN

Dean Foods Company ~ Barber’s Dairy ~ Meridian, MS

Dean Foods Company ~ Barber’s Dairy ~ Montgomery, AL 

Dean Foods Company ~ Barber’s Dairy ~ Tuscaloosa, AL 

Dean Foods Company ~ Mayfield Dairy Farms ~ Blairsville, GA 

Dean Foods Company ~ Mayfield Dairy Farms ~ Crossville, TN

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

Dean Foods Company ~ McArthur Dairy ~ Key West, FL

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Lihue, HI

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Logan, UT 

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Rawlins, WY

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Richfield, UT

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

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Vernal, UT

Dean Foods Company ~ Model Dairy ~ Reno, NV 

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Bowling Green, KY

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Clarksville, TN

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Columbia, TN 

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Dickson, TN

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Hohenwald, TN 

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Huntsville, AL

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Kingsport, TN

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Knoxville, TN

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Lebanon, TN

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Memphis, TN

Dean Foods Company ~ Purity Dairies, LLC ~ Sparta, TN

Dean Foods Company ~ T.G. Lee Dairy ~ Melbourne, FL

Dean Foods Company ~ T.G. Lee Dairy ~ Tallahassee, FL

Dean Foods Company ~ T.G. Lee Dairy ~ Winter Haven, FL 

HP Hood LLC ~ Albany, NY

HP Hood LLC ~ Plattsburgh, NY

HP Hood LLC ~ Heluva Good Transportation ~ Sodus, NY 

HP Hood LLC ~ Penn Maid/Crowley Foods ~ Philadelphia, PA

#  #  #

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 within a $125-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 nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 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, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

 
International Sweetener Colloquium