IAFP Names Tyson Foods, Inc. as Recipient of the Prestigious Black Pearl Award
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa - The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) selected Tyson Foods, Inc. as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award. Sponsored by F&H Food Equipment Company, the Black Pearl Award will be presented at IAFP’s Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon in July.
This honor is given annually to one company for its efforts in advancing food safety and quality through consumer programs, employee relations, educational activities, adherence to standards, and support of the goals and objectives of IAFP.
Tyson Foods, Inc. is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork products. In addition to fresh and frozen meat and poultry products, Tyson Foods produces a variety of prepared foods, such as breakfast foods; sausages; deli meats; hot dogs; corn dogs; pizza toppings and crusts; tortillas; chips; appetizers; soups; sauces; and many brand-name side dishes. Based in Springdale, Arkansas, Tyson Foods’ brands are sold to retailers and foodservice operators throughout the U.S. and in more than 130 countries around the world.
Guided by its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods and its 124,000 TEAM Members strive to operate with integrity and trust and are committed to providing safe, quality products to its customers. The company has developed leading programs in food safety and quality assurance and is the largest giver of meat-based protein to food banks in the U.S., continuously improving its sustainability and safe food production efforts. Tyson Foods’FarmCheckTM program and other related initiatives are a natural extension of its long-standing commitment to responsible farm animal care.
Now in its 80th year of business, Tyson Foods is dedicated to being a world leader in food safety and social responsibility, providing a safe food supply to feed the growing world population. “Tyson Foods’ commitment to operating our business honorably extends beyond the products: to people, animals and the planet,” says Donnie Smith, Tyson President and CEO. “It’s important we make a difference by providing a hand up to those in need through disaster and hunger relief, and we fully respect the animals and environment entrusted to us.”
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.