Smithfield Third installment is published
The report provides extensive information about Smithfield's leading food safety and quality initiatives and certifications, such as: Maintaining zero United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalls of any food product for the third consecutive year (2014-2016); Expanding its online ingredient glossary, a first for the meat industry that includes more than 100 definitions of ingredients that can be found in Smithfield products; Receiving an American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) certification at its Denison, Iowa, microbiology facility — one of only 283 organizations accredited nationwide; Investing approximately $20 mill. on capital improvements and projects, including upgrading refrigeration systems, enhancing cleaning and sanitation systems and installing new environmental testing equipment; Retaining its 100% Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification, the international gold standard for food safety, at all applicable Smithfield Foods facilities, for the fifth year in a row; Innovating with the launch of Smithfield's antibiotic-free line of pork products under its Pure Farms brand, along with many other product innovations.
Following the release of the Animal Care and Environment sections, the Food Safety & Quality section is now available at smithfieldfoods.com/food-safety-quality. The last installment of Smithfield's 2016 Sustainability Report – Helping Communities and People –will be available Monday, May 22, with the complete report.