Crider Foods achieves Safety Milestone with more than 2 million safe work hours


Automation, new equipment, and a focus on a culture of safety contribute to this latest accomplishment and come at a time of incredible growth for the company. Crider Foods, a leader in the food packing industry, proudly announces the significant achievement of surpassing two million hours of operation without a lost-time accident (LTA). This milestone reflects the company's unwavering commitment to safety, made possible through integrating advanced automation, new equipment, enhanced training methodologies, and a dedicated recommitment to a culture prioritizing safety at all levels.

Crider Foods' accomplishments indicate its unparalleled commitment to safety and excellence in performance. "Ensuring the safety of our workforce and the community is a core principle of how we operate," stated Doug Sikes, Safety Director at Crider Foods. Mark Howell, President, further elaborated, "This significant achievement transcends mere statistics; it mirrors our collective dedication to safeguarding the health and safety of our team."

Crider Foods is hosting celebratory employee reward events to commemorate this outstanding achievement and express gratitude to its team members for upholding the highest safety standards. Scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT on April 11, 18, and 25, 2024, these gatherings will award 16 winners with various cash prizes totaling $15,600. Eligibility for the drawings is exclusive to active hourly employees hired before January 23, 2024. All employees will receive a catered meal at the April 25, 2024, event.

About Crider Foods

Crider Foods (Stillmore, GA) is the leading food packing partner for fully cooked chicken, pork, beef, and other proteins. The company processes more than 150 million pounds of protein annually for delivery in canned, pouch, and fully cooked frozen packing formats throughout the global commercial and nonprofit/governmental sectors. For more information about Crider Foods, please visit, email, or follow us @criderfoods on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.