Cargill Turkey Production LLC’s hatchery has received “Star” status as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Programs.

In the Voluntary Protection Program, management, labor and OSHA establish a cooperative relationship at a workplace to implement safety programs. According to OSHA, “The Star Program is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems.”


Cargill will hold a celebration ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Holiday Inn Harrisonburg, 1400 East Market St., Harrisonburg, Va. A Voluntary Protection Program flag-raising ceremony will follow at the Cargill Turkey Hatchery, 1724 Country Club Rd., Harrisonburg, at 2 p.m.

The hatchery has 44 employees and the capacity to hatch more than 17 million poults per year. The poults are placed on farms in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.