LEESBURG – Maple Leaf Farms, Inc., was recently honored with a 2021 Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award.
A collaborative effort of the US Poultry & Egg Association, National Turkey Federation and National Chicken Council, the award recognizes facilities that demonstrate a continuous improvement in safety processes.
“This award honors poultry producers with a safety-first focus that have advanced employee safety over the last 25 years,” said Co-President John Tucker. “We are extremely proud to be among the handful of poultry companies to have earned this recognition.”
The award signifies a quarter-century of continued reductions in OSHA recordable injuries and lost workday cases. The industry’s dedication toward continuous improvement in safety processes and employee engagement have been key contributors to the reduction in industry accidents.
“Our family business is proud to have received this award,” said Co-President Scott Tucker. “We thank the many dedicated and hardworking staff members who have helped us achieve this distinction.”
The poultry industry prides itself on producing a safe, wholesome economical source of protein. Member organizations are committed to fostering an industry supply chain that protects workers, consumers and the environment.
“Maple Leaf Farms values our workers and is committed to being an industry leader in the areas of safety, animal care, food safety and environmental stewardship,” said CEO Scott Reinholt. “We thank our employees who help us pursue these goals every day.”