DALLAS, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality milk comes from quality farms, and Dean Foods is proud to provide dairy products that maintain that quality all the way to the refrigerators of families across the country. For their excellence in protecting quality from farm to table, Dean Foods dairy plants in Buena Park, California, and Braselton, Georgia, were awarded the 2015 Dean Foods CEO Quality Awards for ice cream and fluid milk, respectively. The plants were selected over nearly 70 other Dean Foods facilities after a rigorous, one-year judging process, and this award is among the company's top honors.
"Dean Foods holds its plants to incredibly high standards to ensure the quality of our products, which makes the competition for these awards particularly tough," said CEO Gregg Tanner. "We are thrilled with the level of excellence embodied by our Buena Park and Braselton facilities, and we're proud of their exemplary work."
The Dean Foods CEO Quality Award is the culmination of an intensive assessment process. First, a handful of plants are selected as winners of the Excellence in Quality Award based on multiple criteria such as Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program scores, employee training participation and consumer complaint improvement.
These plants were selected and scrutinized further by Dean Foods' senior leadership who considered quality innovations, best practices and the "quality culture" within the plant. The Buena Park and Braselton plants emerged as the cream of the crop in the ice cream and fluid milk categories.
About Dean Foods
Dean Foods® is a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fresh fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Dean Foods portfolio includes DairyPure®, the country's first and largest fresh, white milk national brand, and TruMoo®, the leading national flavored milk brand, along with well-known regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena®, Berkeley Farms®, Country Fresh®, Dean's®, Garelick Farms®, Friendly's®, LAND O LAKES®* milk and cultured products*, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms®, Mayfield®, McArthur®, Meadow Gold®, Oak Farms®, PET®**, T.G. Lee®, Tuscan® and more. In all, Dean Foods has more than 50 national, regional and local dairy brands as well as private labels. Dean Foods also makes and distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, and bottled water. Almost 17,000 employees across the country work every day to make Dean Foods the most admired and trusted provider of wholesome, great-tasting dairy products at every occasion. For more information about Dean Foods and its brands, visit www.deanfoods.com.
*The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and is used by license.
**PET is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company and is used by license.
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