Case Farms, a poultry processor, has earned a Worker Safety Recognition Award from the American Meat Institute for its Goldsboro, N.C., plant. This award distinguishes companies who demonstrate a strong commitment to creating a safer workplace for all meat and poultry industry employees. The award was presented March 20, as part of the American Meat Institute's Conference on Worker Safety, Health, Human Resources and the Environment in Kansas City, Mo.

Through this awards program, AMI works to increase awareness about the importance of worker safety and encouraging processors to develop safety programs that meet or exceed industry standards. Honored with an Award of Merit, the Case Farms Goldsboro facility received high regards throughout the evaluation process.


"We are proud to receive recognition from such an esteemed industry organization for our continuous efforts to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses," said Bobby Barragan, Case Farms' human resources director. "At Case Farms, we proactively work to maintain the highest level of worker safety standards within each of our facilities, and this recognition serves to further motivate us to excel in our worker safety programs."

Adopting standards developed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program, Case Farms has designed reputable safety programs throughout its four complexes.