FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Peter Horvath, Quality Chekd Dairies, Inc.
Quality Chekd Names Umpqua Dairy from Roseburg, OR Winner of Annual
Production Excellence Award in both the Cultured Products and Ice Cream Categories
LISLE, Illinois (May 2, 2016) — Quality Chekd Dairies announced that Umpqua Dairy Products Company of Roseburg, Oregon was the recipient of the 2016 Production Excellence Award in BOTH the Cultured Products and Ice Cream Categories as the “Best Single Production Plant” for Cultured and Ice Cream Products within the Quality Chekd membership. The awards were presented at the 2016 QCS Leadership Conference held April 24-26 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.
John Harvey, Director of Plant Operations at Umpqua Dairy said, “It is an honor to be named this year’s winner for the Production Excellence Awards in the Cultured Products and Ice Cream Categories. Our team is committed to delivering only the highest quality products, and to be recognized nationally simply confirms for everyone here that their efforts make a difference. We could not be prouder to win this award, and will use it as inspiration to elevate our commitment to quality each and every day.”
The selection criteria for Production Excellence Award finalists includes a plant audit and evaluation of all plant processes and systems for assuring product quality, as well as monthly laboratory test scores. Umpqua’s facility earned the highest scores among all other Quality Chekd facilities for best overall production results and total quality at a single plant location.
“The race for the Production Excellence Awards are among the most competitive, as every member’s facility is driven to attaining and preserving top quality standards,” says Peter Horvath, president of Quality Chekd. “These awards identify superior production excellence, and this year Umpqua Dairy of Roseburg, OR, was tops in the class.”
Founded in 1944, Quality Chekd Dairies, Inc. is a member-owned organization of 26 independent dairy processors with 59 manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States and Colombia. Quality Chekd member companies provide consumers with world-class dairy products endorsed by the familiar Blue Q, Red Chek trademark, a symbol of Quality and Food Safety.