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·         Smithfield Foods fined over $53K for water quality violations

·         Smithfield Foods Receives Fine For Wastewater Violations

 

·         Media Release: Smithfield Foods Donates $150,000 to the Rose Hill Fire Department to Help Fund Purchase of Department’s First Ladder Truck

·         Media Release: Eckrich® and Albertsons Team Up to Recognize Five Local Veterans at Dallas Mavericks Game

 

 

Smithfield Foods fined over $53K for water quality violations

 

The Mitchell Daily Republic (SD)

Dec 5, 2018

 

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources has fined Smithfield Foods over $53,000 for water quality violations.

 

According to the DENR, for seven days in August, the meat-packing company's Sioux Falls wastewater treatment plant discharged ammonia into the Big Sioux River at higher levels than the daily maximum limit allowed by their environmental permits. During the same time period, Smithfield's plant also violated discharge daily maximum limits of fecal bacteria and suspended solids for two days and one day, respectively.

 

The $53,000 in total fines includes $26,900 in surface water quality violations and over $26,400 for lab costs incurred by DENR.

 

In a Wednesday news release, DENR Secretary Steve Pirner said, "The August Surface Water Discharge Permit violations at Smithfield’s Sioux Falls facility are a very serious issue DENR does not want to see repeated."

 

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https://www.mitchellrepublic.com/business/manufacturing/4539323-smithfield-foods-fined-over-53k-water-quality-violations

 

 

Smithfield Foods Receives Fine For Wastewater Violations

 

By: Bob Mercer, Keloland (SD)

Dec 05, 2018

 

PIERRE, S.D. - State regulators Wednesday fined Smithfield Foods for wastewater violations at its Sioux Falls plant.

 

The $53,382 penalty covered $26,900 for violations and $26,482 for lab costs.

 

Ammonia levels violated the permitted daily maximum limit for seven days in August, according to the statement from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources...

 

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https://www.keloland.com/news/capitol-news-bureau/smithfield-foods-receives-fine-for-wastewater-violations/1641574057

 

 

Smithfield Foods Donates $150,000 to the Rose Hill Fire Department to Help Fund Purchase of Department’s First Ladder Truck

 

Source: Smithfield Foods

via Globe Newswire - December 05, 2018

 

ROSE HILL, N.C., Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce a $150,000 donation to the Rose Hill Fire Department, a volunteer fire department located in the town of Rose Hill, North Carolina. The donation will help fund the purchase of a 100-foot ladder truck to enhance the unit’s ongoing safety service to the local community.

 

The addition of the ladder truck, which will arrive in April 2019, will better equip the department to conduct rescue missions, with its hydraulic aerial ladder that extends up to 100 feet in length.  In previous years, the unit sought out ladder trucks from surrounding jurisdictions as needed. 

 

“This truck will be a huge benefit to our department and allow us to expand our services to the surrounding community,” said Gary Boney, fire chief for Rose Hill Fire Department and mayor of Rose Hill, North Carolina. “We are grateful to Smithfield Foods for this donation, their commitment to our community, and support of the safety efforts made by our outstanding local volunteer members.”

 

Established in 1939, the Rose Hill Fire Department serves the city of Rose Hill, within Duplin County. The station currently has 40 volunteer firemen and six vehicles in its fleet.

 

“At Smithfield, we are committed to the communities we serve,” said Keira Lombardo, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Smithfield Foods and president of the Smithfield Foundation.  “We know this addition will be a great asset to the Rose Hill Fire Department, and as safety is of the utmost importance to our company, we are proud to contribute to the enhanced service to this community.”

 

With more than 10,000 employees in the state of North Carolina, Smithfield’s support of the Rose Hill Fire Department aligns with its commitment to contribute to the vitality of the communities where its employees live and work. For more information about Smithfield’s commitment to its local communities, please visit smithfieldfoods.com/helpingcommunities.

 

About Smithfield Foods

 

Smithfield Foods is a $15 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 Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. 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 connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Media Contacts:

Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Lisa Martin

lvmartin@smithfield.com

(757) 365-1980

 

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/bedba28f-3e46-4bee-819c-f3691268f485

 

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https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/12/05/1662676/0/en/Smithfield-Foods-Donates-150-000-to-the-Rose-Hill-Fire-Department-to-Help-Fund-Purchase-of-Department-s-First-Ladder-Truck.html

 

 

Eckrich® and Albertsons Team Up to Recognize Five Local Veterans at Dallas Mavericks Game

Smoked Sausage and Deli Meats Brand Surprises Local Heroes with $5,000 in Free Groceries

 

Source: Smithfield Foods

via Globe Newswire - December 05, 2018

 

DALLAS, Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Eckrich® took the court at the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers at American Airlines Center to surprise five former service members each with $1,000 in free groceries. This gift, presented in collaboration with grocery retailer Albertsons, is in recognition of the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military community.

 

During a break in game action, Eckrich hosted a special on-court presentation where the brand commemorated the veterans with the special gift while thanking them for their service.

 

The five honorees served in varying branches of the military and are local to the Dallas community. Jeff Perkins served in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years. Edward Wimble served in the United States Army for 11 years. Mike Miller served in the United States Navy for 28 years. Brian Smith served in the United States Army for six years. Phillip Nguyen served in the United States Army for eight years.

 

“Eckrich has a long-standing pledge to support our nation’s armed forces for their service to our country,” said Michael Baughman, director of marketing for Smithfield Foods. “It’s rewarding to see the overwhelming warmth and appreciation in the Mavericks stadium tonight as Eckrich and Albertsons joined together to give thanks to these former service members for their brave contributions.”

 

Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and perfectly seasoned deli meats, is proud to continue its ongoing commitment to honor, thank, and support active service members, veterans, and their families across the country. For more information about Eckrich, please visit www.eckrich.com or follow Eckrich on Facebook and Twitter. Eckrich is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

 

About Eckrich

The makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, Eckrich was founded by Peter Eckrich in 1894 and has grown from a small meat market in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to one of the most recognized regional premium deli and meat brands on the market today. Through it all, Eckrich meats have been recognized for their great taste and supreme quality, craftsmanship, care, and pride. For more information, visit www.Eckrich.com. Eckrich is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

 

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $15 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 Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. 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 connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Media Contact:

 

Hunter PR for Eckrich

Caroline Greer

cgreer@hunterpr.com

(212) 679-6600

 

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/707b377a-19cd-4b65-abdc-18a98c55c969

 

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https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/12/05/1662524/0/en/Eckrich-and-Albertsons-Team-Up-to-Recognize-Five-Local-Veterans-at-Dallas-Mavericks-Game.html