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Dairy Facts 2016
 
 

IDFA Commends Dairy Companies, Trucking Operations for Worker Safety

Sep 17, 2014

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

(Washington, D.C. – September 17, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced the names of 72 dairy company operations that will receive IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates this year. This is the 11th year that IDFA has sponsored the program, which highlights the outstanding worker-safety records of U.S. dairy companies.

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 2013 calendar year.

The award program includes categories for both processing facilities and trucking operations in the dairy industry. In addition to the 21 processing category award winners, IDFA awarded Achievement Certificates to 32 processing operations for having no injury cases that resulted in lost time away from work. IDFA also recognized 19 trucking operations for having a Zero DART rate – zero cases with days away from work, restriction or job transfer in 2013.

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 2014 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 2015.

2014 IDFA Plant Safety Category Award Winners 

Agropur Inc. ~ Luxemburg, WI 

BGC Manufacturing Ice Cream Plant ~ Tyler, TX 

Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc. ~ Manitowa, WI 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Beaver, UT 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Fallon, NV 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Hughson, CA 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ DairiConcepts, L.P. ~ Dalbo, MN 

Dean Foods Company ~ Jilbert Dairy~ Marquette, MI 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Lancaster, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Marshfield, WI 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Milan, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Preston, MN 

The Kroger Co. ~ Crossroad Farms Dairy ~ Indianapolis, IN

The Kroger Co. ~ Layton Dairy ~ Layton, UT 

The Kroger Co. ~ Michigan Dairy ~ Livonia, MI

The Kroger Co. ~ Pace Dairy Foods Company ~ Rochester, MN 

The Kroger Co. ~ Tamarack Farms Dairy ~ Newark, OH 

The Kroger Co. ~ Tolleson Dairy ~ Tolleson, AZ 

Safeway Inc. ~ Clackamas, OR 

Safeway Inc. ~ Phoenix, AZ

Safeway Inc.  ~ Tempe, AZ

 

2014 IDFA Plant Safety Award Winners - Zero Lost Workdays

Darigold, Inc. ~ Caldwell, ID

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Adrian, MI

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

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Middlebury Center, PA

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Portales, NM

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ West Middlesex, PA

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Winthrop, MN

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ DairiConcepts, L.P. ~ Bruce, WI

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ DairiConcepts, L.P. ~ Chili, WI

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ DairiConcepts, L.P. ~ Hummelstown, PA 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ DairiConcepts, L.P. ~ Pollock, SD 

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Greeley, CO 

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Englewood, CO 

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

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

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

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

Dean Foods Company ~ Verifine Dairy Products ~ Sheboygan, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Appleton, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Chilton, WI 

Foremost Farms USA ~ Clayton, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Plover, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Rothschild, WI

Foremost Farms USA ~ Sparta, WI

Leprino Foods Company ~ Remus, MI

HP Hood LLC ~ Barre, VT

HP Hood LLC ~ Concord, NH

HP Hood LLC ~ Sacramento, CA

HP Hood LLC ~ Heluva Good Cheese ~ Sodus, NY

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

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

The Kroger Co. ~ Winchester Farms Dairy ~ Winchester, KY

 

2014 IDFA Trucking Safety Award Winners - Zero DART Rate

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Concord, NH

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Smithfield, UT

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

Dean Foods Company ~ Jilbert Dairy ~ Marquette, MI

Dean Foods Company ~ Land O’ Lakes ~ Bismarck, ND

Dean Foods Company ~ Meadow Gold Dairy ~ Price, UT 

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 

HP Hood LLC ~ Penn Maid Dairy ~ Philadelphia, PA

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 ~ Fergus Falls, MN 

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

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Lyons, IL 

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

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. ~ Kemps LLC ~ Mason City, IA 

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

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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 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.

 
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