Safety Recognition Awards

The annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards program, co-sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Foods magazine, honors U.S. dairy facilities and trucking operations for outstanding worker safety. Now in its 18th year, the program continues to demonstrate that safety is the dairy industry’s number one priority.

“Each awardee is a shining example of how to implement innovative and proactive approaches to workplace safety. Year after year, dairy companies go above and beyond to provide a safe and productive work environment. Consumers and customers of dairy foods companies value how these innovations help to deliver safe, wholesome and nutritious food to people around the world.”

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA President and CEO

Dairy facilities are judged on data gathered by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the facility's "Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses" report (OSHA Form 300A). Trucking operations receive certificates for having no lost days and no cases involving job transfers or restrictions.

2021 Outstanding Awards in Workers Safety

Centennial Farms Dairy – Atlanta, GA (Fluid Milk)
Compton Creamery – Compton, CA (Fluid Milk)
Compton Creamery – Compton, CA (Ice Cream)
Crystal Farms Dairy Company - Lake Mills, WI (Cheese)
Darigold – Boise Fleet – Boise, ID (Trucking, Local)
Darigold – Sunnyside Fleet – Sunnyside, WA (Trucking, Local)
Fairlife -Coopersville, MI (Fluid Milk)
Fairlife – Dexter, NM (Fluid Milk)
Foremost Farms USA - Clayton, WI (Cheese)
Foremost Farms USA – Marshfield, WI (Cheese)
Glanbia Nutritionals -Twinfalls Cheese Plant – Twinfalls, ID (Cheese)
Hiland Dairy – Little Rock, AR (Fluid Milk)
HP Hood LLC Agawam Distribution Operations – Agawam, MA (Trucking, Local)
Kroger, Layton Dairy – Layton UT (Cheese)
Kroger, Layton Dairy – Layton, UT (Fluid Milk)
Kroger, Layton Dairy – Layton, UT (Ice Cream)
Kroger Mountain View Foods – Denver, CO (Fluid Milk)
Pace Dairy Foods Company– Rochester, MN (Cheese)
Pace Dairy Foods – Crawfordsville, IN (Cheese)
Prairie Farms Dairy - Carbondale, IL (Cheese)
Prairie Farms Dairy – Carlinville, IL (Fluid Milk)
Prairie Farms Dairy – O’Fallon, IL (Ice Cream)
Prairie Farms Dairy – Springfield, IL (Ice Cream)
Tamarack Farms Dairy – Newark, OH (Fluid Milk)
The Kroger Co. – Springdale Ice Cream & Beverage – Springdale, OH (Ice Cream)
The Kroger Co., Westover Dairy – Lynchburg, VA (Fluid Milk)
Valley Milk, LLC – Turlock, CA (Dry, Condensed, Evaporated)
Tolleson Dairy – Tolleson, AZ (Fluid Milk)

2021 Most Improved Award in Workers Safety

Darigold Fleet – Seattle, WA (Trucking, Local)
Masters Gallery Foods – Plymouth, WI (Cheese)
Masters Gallery Foods – Plymouth, WI (Trucking, Local)
HP Hood LLC Agawam Fluid Milk Plant – Agawam, MA (Fluid Milk)
HP Hood LLC – Batavia, NY (Fluid Milk)
Tamarack Farms Dairy – Newark, OH (Fluid Milk)

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