Huntsville, Ark. – May 3, 2012 – The Butterball, LLC Huntsville facility recently celebrated 7 million worker hours without a lost-time injury. This achievement represents five years without a work-related injury or illness by the facility’s 630 employees, further demonstrating the success of the company’s award-winning employee safety program.
During a luncheon held at the company’s Huntsville, Ark., facility Wed., May 2, James L. Salkeld, director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, commended facility management for their continued commitment to creating a safe work environment.
“Worker health and safety is a top priority for Butterball, and we strive to integrate stringent safety processes in day-to-day business practices across all of our facility locations,” said Brian Rodgers, corporate director of safety and risk management at Butterball. “As an industry leader, Butterball enforces strict guidelines and a world-class safety program to help facility management and associates focus on maintaining a safe and injury-free workplace.”
By adhering to standards developed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP), Butterball employs an industry-recognized safety program that has secured numerous accolades. The turkey producer’s Huntsville location consistently delivers safety performance that exceeds poultry industry standards as compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, the facility received the Award of Honor for safety excellence from the American Meat Institute (AMI) in March 2012.
About Butterball, LLC:
Butterball, LLC 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 day.
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 www.ButterballCorp.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) for answers to your turkey preparation questions.