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AMI Foundation Honors Smithfield Foods, Facilities for Their Environmental and Workplace Safety Efforts

SMITHFIELD, Va., March 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) said today that the company's facilities across the United States received a total of 62 awards for their environmental and worker safety efforts from the American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation.

The awards were announced during AMI's annual conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment on March 14 in Kansas City, Mo.

"We're very proud that so many of our companies received these awards because it underscores our companywide commitment to reducing our environmental footprint in our communities and enhancing workplace safety for our employees," said Dennis H. Treacy, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer.

AMI recognized 36 Smithfield Foods facilities with Environmental Recognition Awards:

 
Tier 4
814 Americas, Inc. Elizabeth, New Jersey
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Junction City, Kansas
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Mason City, Iowa
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Omaha, Nebraska
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Peru, Indiana
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC St. Charles, Illinois
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC St. James, Minnesota
Carando Foods Springfield, Massachusetts
Curly's Foods, Inc. Sioux City, Iowa
Farmland Foods, Inc. Arnold, Pennsylvania
Farmland Foods, Inc. Carroll, Iowa
Farmland Foods, Inc. Crete, Nebraska
Farmland Foods, Inc. Cumming, Georgia
Farmland Foods, Inc. Denison, Iowa
Farmland Foods, Inc. Kansas City, Missouri
Farmland Foods, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska
Farmland Foods, Inc. Milan, Missouri
Farmland Foods, Inc. Monmouth, Illinois
Farmland Foods, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
Farmland Foods, Inc. Wichita, Kansas
Golden Crisp Premium Foods, Inc. Sioux Center, Iowa
John Morrell & Co. Cincinnati, Ohio
Mohawk Packing Company San Jose, California
Patrick Cudahy, LLC Cudahy, Wisconsin
Premium Pet Health Denver, Colorado
Saratoga Food Specialties Bolingbrook, Illinois
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Clayton, North Carolina
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Clinton, North Carolina
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Grayson, Kentucky
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Kinston, North Carolina
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Landover, Maryland
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Portsmouth, Virginia
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Smithfield, Virginia
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Tar Heel, North Carolina
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Toano, Virginia
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Wilson, North Carolina


In addition, AMI also recognized five Smithfield Foods facilities with Worker Safety Awards of Honor. This award is based on evaluating each facility's actual safety performance, as well as how effectively it implemented various key components of a safety and health program.

Award of Honor

Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC — Omaha, Nebraska

Farmland Foods, Inc. — Cumming, Georgia

Farmland Foods, Inc. — Milan, Missouri

Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. — Clinton, North Carolina

Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. — Kinston, North Carolina

An additional 21 Smithfield Foods facilities were recognized for outstanding achievements in workplace safety and received Worker Safety Awards:

 
Merit
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Mason City, Iowa
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Peru, Indiana
Farmland Foods, Inc. Crete, Nebraska
Farmland Foods, Inc. Denison, Iowa
Farmland Foods, Inc. Monmouth, Illinois
Farmland Foods, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
Farmland Foods, Inc. Wichita, Kansas
Golden Crisp Premium Foods Sioux Center, Iowa
John Morrell & Co. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Smithfield, Virginia
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Portsmouth, Virginia
 
Award of Commendation
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Saint James, Minnesota
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Grayson, Kentucky
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Wilson, North Carolina
 
Certificate of Recognition
Carando Foods Springfield, Massachusetts
Curly's Foods, Inc. Sioux City, Iowa
Farmland Foods, Inc. Arnold, Pennsylvania
Farmland Foods, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska
John Morrell & Co. San Jose, California
Patrick Cudahy, LLC Cudahy, Wisconsin
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Tar Heel, North Carolina

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $13 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Farmland®, Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Armour® and John Morrell®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com and www.smithfieldcommitments.com.

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CONTACT: Keira Lombardo Smithfield Foods, Inc. (757) 365-3050 keiralombardo@smithfieldfoods.com

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