The American Meat Institute (AMI) has awarded 135 meat and poultry plants for achieving high levels of safety performance.
The awards were presented at the AMI 2014 Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City.
Thirty one plants were presented the highest award – the Award of Honor. The Award of Merit went to 49. Thirty one plants received the Award of Commendation and 24 received a Certificate of Recognition.
“Worker safety progress is one of our industry’s greatest success stories. During the last 19 years, injury/illness rates in the US meat industry have improved by nearly 80%,” said Greg Benedict, AMI chairman and president and CEO of American Foods Group. “The rate of injury and illness in the meat and poultry industry continues to fall – and this is no accident.”