Leading food companies receive awards for outstanding sustainability in manufacturing at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas

ProFood World Magazine recognizes Conagra brands, Smithfield Foods, B & G Foods, Liffey Meats and Graphic Packaging International for outstanding sustainability achievements.

Chicago Ill. – ProFood World, a publication by PMMI Media Group, a division of PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is proud to announce the winners of the seventh annual Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards.

The award-winning programs and projects were completed and operational between November 2019 and December 2020 and include the following:

Program category
B&G Foods, Cincinnati, OH: Water Reduction
(Tie) Conagra Brands, Menomonie, WI: Reducing Compressed Air, Steam, and Vacuum Leaks
Conagra Brands, Waterloo, IA: Zero Waste Recycling Efforts
Conagra Brands, Fennville, MI: Reducing Fresh Pack Water on Cherries

Project category
Smithfield Foods, Sioux City, IA: Carton Reduction
(Tie) Smithfield Foods, Kinston, NC: Air Knife Energy Saving
Conagra Brands, Maple Grove, MN: Pacemaker Paper Waste
Smithfield Foods, Kinston, NC: Package Reduction Project

Processor / supplier partnership category
Liffey Meats, Ireland and Graphic Packaging International: PaperSeal Tray

The peer-reviewed awards recognize organizations for projects or programs that improve sustainability efforts in the production of food and beverages and focus on preventing pollution, ensuring compliance and protecting the environment. Recipients receive awards for reducing water and energy consumption, conserving waste, preventing pollution and reducing packaging.

“For the first time since the awards competition began seven years ago, we have created a new category that takes into account and recognizes the key partnerships between food and beverage processors and their suppliers,” said Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief of ProFood World. “ProFood World will continue to maintain the traditional program and project categories of awards while increasing awareness of the new processor / supplier partnership category.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, September 27th, during PACK EXPO Las Vegas from September 27th to 29th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Past winners include Pepperidge Farm, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Campbell Soup, McCormick, Hormel, Hiland Dairy, and Land O’Lakes.

Further information on the Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards can be found at pfwgo.to/sema.

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