McDonald's USA has named Tyson Foods Inc. 2010 Supplier of the Year and selected Cargill for its 2010 Sustainability Award.

Supplier of the Year is awarded annually to a supplier that makes the most significant impact on McDonald's business results from the previous year. Tyson has been a McDonald's supplier for nearly 30 years. "Tyson Foods is looked upon as a trusted and strategic provider by the McDonald's brand and our franchisee community," said Senior Vice President of McDonald's North American supply chain Dan Gorsky. "They stand as the epitome of all the qualities we look for in our best suppliers, from leadership, partnership and teamwork to quality and innovation."

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The Sustainability Award was established three years ago to recognize the importance of sustainability as an area of growing importance to the business. "Cargill has demonstrated a proactive, systematic approach to understanding and seeking solutions to address how our supply chain affects, and is affected by, the world around us," said Susan Forsell, McDonald's vice president of quality systems.

Tyson's award was presented at the recent U.S. supplier summit.