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(Washington, D.C. – August 10, 2016)  The International Dairy Foods Association has announced the names of 137 dairy company operations that will receive IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates this year. This is the 13th year that IDFA has sponsored the program, which highlights the outstanding worker safety records of U.S. dairy companies.

“We’re excited that the number of award-winning companies jumped by nearly 30 names this year. It’s clear that dairy foods companies continue to make workplace safety a top priority in all of their operations,” said Emily Lyons, director of regulatory affairs and counsel at IDFA. “With these awards, we recognize the ongoing efforts of employees and management at each of these companies and celebrate their success.”

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 2015 calendar year.

The award program includes categories for both processing facilities and trucking operations in the dairy industry. In addition to the 44 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 67 trucking operations for having a Zero DART rate – zero cases with days away from work, restriction or job transfer in 2015.

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 2016 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 2017.

2016 IDFA Plant Safety Category Award Winners

Alta Dena Certified Dairy • Palm Springs, CA

Berkeley Farms • Bakersfield, CA 

Berkeley Farms • Benicia, CA

Berkeley Farms • Gilroy, CA

Berkeley Farms • Modesto, CA 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Adrian, MI

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Beaver, UT

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Hughson, CA

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Pavilion, NY 

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Portales, NM

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Reading, PA

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Winthrop, MN

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. – Innovation Center • Springfield, MO

Dean Foods Company – McArthur Dairy • Ft. Myers, FL

Dean Foods Company – Sioux Falls • Sioux Falls, SD

Dean Foods Company – T.G. Lee Dairy • Jacksonville, FL

Foremost Farms USA • Lancaster, WI 

Foremost Farms USA • Plover, WI 

Foremost Farms USA • Preston, MN

Foremost Farms USA • Sparta, WI 

Kemps, LLC – Fargo Milk Plant • Fargo, ND 

The Kroger Co. – Layton Dairy • Layton, UT

The Kroger Co. – Tolleson Dairy • Tolleson, AZ 

The Kroger Co. – Westover Dairy • Lynchburg, VA

Mayfield Dairy Farms • Blairsville, GA 

Mayfield Dairy Farms • Crossville, TN

Mayfield Ice Cream • Birmingham, AL

Meadow Gold Dairy • Cortez, CO 

Meadow Gold Dairy • Durango, CO 

Meadow Gold Dairy • Hilo, HI

Meadow Gold Dairy • Las Vegas, NV

Meadow Gold Dairy • Salt Lake City, UT 

Meadow Gold Ice Cream • Orem, UT 

Midwest Ice Cream, LLC • Belvidere, IL 

Oak Farms Dairy • Dallas, TX 

Price’s Creameries • El Paso, TX 

Saputo Cheese USA, Inc. • Black Creek, WI 

Schreiber Foods, Inc. – MGB Plant • Green Bay, WI

Schreiber Foods, Inc. – RGB Plant • Tempe, AZ

Schreiber Foods, Inc. – Smithfield Plant • Smithfield, UT

Stewart’s Processing Corp. – Dairy • Saratoga Springs, NY

Stewart’s Processing Corp. – Ice Cream • Saratoga Springs, NY

Weis Markets – Ice Cream Plant • Sunbury, PA

The WhiteWave Foods Company • Dallas, TX

2016 IDFA Plant Safety Award Winners - Zero Lost Workdays

Abbott • Altavista, VA 

Alta Dena Certified Dairy • City of Industry, CA

Barber’s Pure Milk • Birmingham, AL

Crystal Creamery • Modesto, CA

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Cass City, MI

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Goshen, IN

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • New Wilmington, PA

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Turlock, CA

Foremost Farms USA • Appleton, WI

Foremost Farms USA • Chilton, WI

Foremost Farms USA • Clayton, WI

Foremost Farms USA • Marshfield, WI

Foremost Farms USA • Milan, WI

Foremost Farms USA • Rothschild, WI

Gandy’s Dairies LLC • Lubbock, TX

Humboldt Creamery • Fortuna, CA

Mayfield Dairy Farms • Athens, TN

Meadow Gold Dairy • Englewood, CO

Oak Farms Dairy • Houston, TX

Producers Dairy Foods, Inc. • Fresno, CA

Publix Super Markets Dairy • Deerfield Beach, FL

Purity Dairies • Nashville, TN

Saputo Cheese USA, Inc. • Almena, WI

T.G. Lee Dairy • Orange City, FL

The WhiteWave Foods Company • American Canyon, CA

The WhiteWave Foods Company • DuBois, PA

2016 IDFA Trucking Safety Award Winners - Zero DART Rate 

Alta Dena Certified Dairy • El Centro, CA

Barber Dairy • Montgomery, AL 

Barber Dairy • Tuscaloosa, AL 

Crystal Creamery • Bakersfield, CA

Crystal Creamery – Fresno Ice Cream • Fresno, CA

Crystal Creamery – Fresno Transportation • Fresno, CA

Crystal Creamery • Redding, CA

Crystal Creamery • Salinas, CA

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Concord, NH

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. • Salt Lake City, UT

Dean Foods Company • Alexandria, LA

Dean Foods Company • Corpus Christi, TX

Dean Foods Company • DeRidder, LA

Dean Foods Company • Houston, TX

Dean Foods Company • Lake Charles, LA

Dean Foods Company • Laredo, TX

Dean Foods Company • Lufkin, TX

Dean Foods Company • Sweeny, TX

Dean Foods Company • Uvalde, TX

Dean Foods Company • Victoria, TX

HP Hood LLC • Albany, NY

HP Hood LLC • Plattsburgh, NY 

Kemps, LLC • Aberdeen, SD

Kemps, LLC • Brainerd, MN

Kemps, LLC • Fargo, ND

Kemps, LLC • Farmington, MN

Kemps, LLC • Fergus Falls, MN 

Kemps, LLC • Merrill, WI

Kemps, LLC • La Crosse, WI

Mayfield Dairy Farms • Blairsville, GA

Mayfield Dairy Farms • Crossville, TN

Mayfield Dairy Farms • Smiths Station, AL

Meadow Gold Dairy • Cortez, CO

Meadow Gold Dairy • Durango, CO

Meadow Gold Dairy • Evansville, WY

Meadow Gold Dairy • Gillette, WY

Meadow Gold Dairy • Hardin, MT

Meadow Gold Dairy • Kalispell, MT

Meadow Gold Dairy • Las Vegas, NV

Meadow Gold Dairy • Livingston, MT

Meadow Gold Dairy • Logan, UT

Meadow Gold Dairy • Missoula, MT 

Meadow Gold Dairy • Price, UT 

Meadow Gold Dairy • Richfield, UT

Meadow Gold Dairy • Riverton, WY

Meadow Gold Dairy • Rocksprings, WY

Meadow Gold Dairy • Sheridan, WY

Meadow Gold Dairy • Vernal, UT

PET Dairy • Camden, NC

PET Dairy • Fayetteville, NC

PET Dairy • Henderson, NC 

PET Dairy • Jacksonville, NC

PET Dairy • Lenoir, NC

PET Dairy • Lynchburg, VA

PET Dairy • Portsmouth, VA

PET Dairy • Roanoke, VA

PET Dairy • South Boston, VA

PET Dairy • Sylva, NC

PET Dairy • Warsaw, VA

PET Dairy • Wilmington, NC

Purity Dairies • Columbia, TN

Purity Dairies • Dickson, TN

Purity Dairies • Kingsport, TN

Purity Dairies • Knoxville, TN

Purity Dairies • Lebanon, TN

Purity Dairies • Memphis, TN

Stewart’s Processing Corp. • Saratoga Springs, NY

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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. IDFA can be found online at