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Founding Member of IPWA


In 2019, the US-Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs (US-RSPE) and the International Poultry Welfare Alliance (IPWA) completed their Founding Membership Drive. Pilgrim’s was one of thirty-four organizations from across the supply chain to join as founding members. Other members include American Humane, Australian Eggs, Aviagen, BASF, Boehringer Ingelheim, Butterball LLC, Cal-Maine Foods, Cargill, Cobb-Vantress,…

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King Island Beef Launches Traceability Program

JBS Australia Southern

In a first for a large-scale brand in the Australian beef industry, JBS Australia has announced a paddock-to-primals traceability system for King Island Beef as part of the relaunch of its highly regarded brand King Island Beef. At an exclusive field day on King Island in late October 2019, cattle producers, suppliers and distributors, and…

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Center of Innovation & Technology for Excellence

JBS USA and Pilgrim's

In pursuit of our mission to be the best and to arm our team members with data-driven insights and services, JBS USA has created the Center of Innovation & Technology for Excellence (“CITE”). This initiative is an example of the company’s commitment to embrace new tools and technologies that would have an impact on our…

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Large Business of the Year

Nacogdoches, TX, Poultry Complex

In 2019, our Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches team received the 2019 Large Business of the Year Award from the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber described the Nacogdoches Complex as a “powerhouse employer in the community,” employing more than 1,500 team members with a $62 million annual payroll. The processing facility was built in the 1970s…

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Global Food Saftey and Quality Assurance Team Meeting


Al Almanza, Global Head of FSQA, brought FSQA leaders from around the world to São Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 24-26, 2019, to share best practices and lessons learned, improve collaboration, and define needs and issues within the FSQA teams that should be addressed globally. During the event, Gilberto Tomazoni, Global CEO, and Wesley Batista Filho, President…

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JBS Australia Hosts Employee Engagement Survey

JBS Australia

In September 2019, the first JBS Australia Employee Engagement Survey opened for completion. All team members across the business, excluding Primo Foods and Premier Beehive, completed the survey. The Engagement Survey is confidential and anonymous, with an external third party appointed to analyse the responses and deliver high-level reports. Managers will be responsible for creating…

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RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

Pilgrim's Moy Park

In 2019, Pilgrim’s Moy Park achieved a Gold and a Gold Fleet Safety in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the U.K. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organizations around the world, recognizes achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and…

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JBS AUS Brooklyn Launches New Hydraulic Arm

Brooklyn, VIC, Production Facility

Recently the JBS Australia Brooklyn team went live with operating a new hydraulic arm in the Cold Stores to load Quarter Beef with success. The Hydraulic Arm was thanks to the hard work of a number of teams including Safety, Maintenance, Training, and Beef Chillers. By using the Hydraulic Arm, the team has reduced the…

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Apprenticeship Levy Fund

Pilgrim's Tulip

Tulip has a rich history of supporting the next generation through apprenticeships, graduate programs and training schemes. In 2017, the U.K. government announced the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. Every U.K. organization with a payroll of £2 million or more is automatically enrolled into the scheme. Tulip’s apprenticeship levy has over £1 million available, and…

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IMPACT Program

Pilgrim's USA

The IMPACT Program, which stands for Industrial Maintenance Program & Accredited Course Training, is an aggressive in-house and branded Pilgrim’s program that trains maintenance team members on an individual level in a practical setting. With key focuses on safety awareness, mechanical skills, leadership skills and equipment, the program promotes a safety-first-culture, addresses an internal demand…

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