Mountaire wins safety awards


Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, was recognized with national awards this month for their safety record at seven of their facilities by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council.

“We make safety a priority in everything we do,” said President Phillip Plylar. “This recognition just reinforces that, and we are so proud of our team who work hard to ensure everyone’s safety.”

The awards were presented at the 2019 National Safety Conference in Destin, Fla. The Joint Industry Safety & Health Council consists of members of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation.

Awards are based on the injury rates for employees during the previous three years and an evaluation of safety initiatives and innovative programs. All of Mountaire’s facilities received the highest level of recognition, the “Award of Distinction.”

The local Mountaire facilities recognized included its Millsboro feed mill, Selbyville processing plant and Millsboro processing plant.