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Smithfield Foods Facilities Recognized For Environmental And Workplace Safety Efforts By AMI Foundation

SMITHFIELD, Va., March 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) said today that numerous of the company's facilities were recognized for their environmental and worker safety efforts during the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) Annual Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment held March 9-10 in Kansas City, Missouri.

"Smithfield is extremely proud and honored to have received these awards," said Dennis H. Treacy, senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer. "These awards demonstrate our commitment to constantly evolving our environmental and worker safety programs as part of our overall corporate social responsibility program," Treacy continued.

Five Smithfield Foods facilities were honored with Environmental Achievement Awards, which are presented to member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and successfully implementing an innovative plant upgrade or environmental program.

Environmental Outreach to the Public

First Place: Smithfield Packing Co., Inc. – Smithfield, Virginia

Second Place: Patrick Cudahy, Inc. – Cudahy, Wisconsin

Second Place: Premium Pet Health – Denver, Colorado

Pollution Prevention

First Place: Smithfield Packing Co., Inc. – Smithfield, Virginia

Resource Conservation

Second Place: John Morrell & Co. – Cincinnati, Ohio

AMIF also recognized 33 Smithfield Foods facilities with Environmental Recognition Awards:

814 Americas, Inc. Elizabeth, New Jersey
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Junction City, Kansas
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Mason City, Iowa
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Omaha, Nebraska
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC Peru, Indiana
Armour-Eckrich Meats, LLC St. James, Minnesota
Carando Foods Springfield, Massachusetts
Cook's Ham, Inc. Kansas City, Missouri
Cook's Ham, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska
Curly's Foods, Inc. Sioux City, Iowa
Farmland Foods, Inc. Arnold, Pennsylvania
Farmland Foods, Inc. Carroll, Iowa
Farmland Foods, Inc. Crete, Nebraska
Farmland Foods, Inc. Cumming, Georgia
Farmland Foods, Inc. Denison, Iowa
Farmland Foods, Inc. Milan, Missouri
Farmland Foods, Inc. Monmouth, Illinois
Farmland Foods, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
Farmland Foods, Inc. Wichita, Kansas
Golden Crisp Premium Foods, Inc. Sioux Center, Iowa
John Morrell & Co Cincinnati, Ohio
John Morrell & Co Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Mohawk Packing Company San Jose, California
Patrick Cudahy, Inc. Cudahy, Wisconsin
Premium Pet Health Denver, Colorado
Saratoga Specialties Bolingbrook, Illinois
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Clayton, North Carolina
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Landover, Maryland
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Portsmouth, Virginia
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Smithfield, Virginia
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Toano, Virginia
Smithfield Packing Company, Inc. Wilson, North Carolina
St. Charles Dry Sausage St. Charles, Illinois

At the same time, five Smithfield Foods facilities were recognized with Worker Safety Awards of Honor. Worker Safety Awards are based on evaluation of each eligible facility's actual safety performance, as well as its implementation of various key components of an effective safety and health program.

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