Garner, N.C., (September 20, 2012) – Butterball recently celebrated five million worker hours without a lost-time injury at its Carthage, Missouri facility, which represents four years without a work-related injury or illness of the facility’s 600 employees, demonstrating positive output of the company’s award-winning employee safety program.
“Employee health and safety is a top priority for Butterball. By adhering to safety processes developed by OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program as well as our own internal safety management system – The Butterball Safety Process– we’re happy to achieve five million hours without a lost-time injury at our Carthage plant. It’s a true testament to the success of our program," said Brian Rodgers, corporate director of safety and risk management at Butterball.
Butterball’s industry-recognized worker safety program consistently delivers performance that exceeds poultry industry standards as compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Butterball has received numerous accolades on the program, including the Award of Distinction from the Joint Poultry Safety Council in May 2012 and Award of Merit for safety excellence from the American Meat Institute (AMI) in March 2012 for the Carthage facility.
Butterball offers consumers opportunities to celebrate traditional holidays and every day meal occasions with the Butterball branded line of products. As the most recognized name in turkey, the brand represents more than 50 years of cherished memories with consumers by providing quality, great tasting products that make meals something to celebrate every.
As an industry leader in quality and food safety, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards in its five plants, located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri. In addition, Butterball has surpassed important workplace safety and health benchmarks set forth by OSHA’s Voluntary Production Program.
Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. The company’s retail and foodservice products are distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.
For more information about Butterball, visit butterball.com, or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) for answers to your turkey preparation questions.