Food safety and sustainability are important to West Liberty Foods LLC. For the past 10 years the company has partnered with ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition and health specialists and Meat Science Extension to develop in-depth, hands-on food safety training for employees. The course is offered at least weekly and all new employees, no matter their position with the company, are required to take it.
The company also works with the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) on waste stream mapping and green manufacturing. “Our top goal is for all three of our plants to be zero landfill,” said Michele Boney, environmental compliance officer. West Liberty Foods has locations in West Liberty and Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and Tremonton, Utah.