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SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- The Food Safety and Laboratory Services Network of Tyson Foods, Inc. here has been honored for its work in food quality and safety.
The network, which includes 18 Tyson laboratories across the country, has received the "Quality Award" presented annually by Food Quality magazine and DuPont Qualicon. The honor "celebrates the ongoing efforts of today's quality assurance/quality control teams in protecting consumer health, consumer satisfaction and safeguarding the North American food supply."
"This award shows just how seriously we take customer satisfaction and food safety," said Neal Apple, vice president of Lab Services for Tyson Foods. "It's also a credit to the dedication of the 235 Team Members who are part of our lab network, which conducts research as well as millions of food safety tests each year."
The Food Safety and Laboratory Services Network provides technical support to a wide range of areas within Tyson Foods, including live chicken production, sales and marketing, research and development, meat and poultry processing facilities and quality assurance. The flagship of the network is a 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art food testing and research laboratory located at Tyson world headquarters.
Tyson Foods, Inc. is the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products marketed under the "Powered by Tyson" strategy.