Leading Food Companies to Receive Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards at PACK EXPO International

ProFood World Magazine Set to Honor Conagra Brands Inc., Smithfield Foods, and Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods for Outstanding Sustainability Achievements.

Chicago, IL, May 18, 2022 — ProFood World, a publication of PMMI Media Group, a division of PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce the winners of the eighth annual Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards.

The award-winning programs and projects were completed and operational between November 2020 and December 2021 and include the following:

Program Category
1st Conagra Brands Inc., Oakdale, CA - Tomato & Jalapeño Waste Reduction
2nd Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Milwaukie, OR - Wasted Food Rescue & Materials Management
3rd Conagra Brands Inc., Troy, OH - MEGA Pizza Yield Improvement

Project Category
1st Conagra Brands Inc., Irapuato, MX - Saving Water for the Future
2nd Smithfield Foods, Milan MO - Reusable Combos
3rd Conagra Brands Inc., Marshall, MO - Blast Cell Air Optimization

The peer-reviewed awards recognize facilities for projects or programs that improve sustainability efforts in food and beverage manufacturing operations, focusing on pollution prevention, compliance assurance and environmental protection. Recipients are awarded for reduction in water and energy use, waste conservation, pollution prevention and packaging reductions.

"Sustainability continues to be a major initiative for the food and beverage manufacturing industry," states Joyce Fassl, senior executive editor of ProFood World. "Whether it is focused on packaging and waste reduction, or saving energy and water, the food and beverage industry is focused on net zero goals, renewable electricity, renewable packaging, reducing waste, conserving water, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using regenerative agricultural practices."

The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 23 during PACK EXPO International, October 23-26, at Chicago's McCormick Place.
Past award-winners include B&G Foods, Pepperidge Farm, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Campbell Soup, McCormick, Hormel, Hiland Dairy, Land O'Lakes, and more.
To learn more about the Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards, visit pfwgo.to/sema.

About ProFood World
ProFood World meets the expanding information needs of manufacturing, engineering, operation and supply chain/logistics executives in the global food and beverage manufacturing. Industry's most experienced journalists report on news, trends, products and technologies in food safety, automation, processing, packaging, material handling, and sustainability via print publications, ProFoodWorld.com and an array of digital products.

About PMMI

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 950 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World, Mundo PMMI and OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.

About PMMI Media Group
PMMI Media Group is a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for packaging, processing and automation professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands — Packaging World, ProFood World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, OEM, Contract Manufacturing and Packaging and Mundo PMMI — are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry.

PMMI Media Group is owned by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 950 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry.

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