Seaboard Triumph Foods Sioux City pork processing plant completes first week of commercial production: PrairieFresh® Premium Pork donated to Operation BBQ Relief for hurricane disaster relief.
Sioux City, Iowa (Sept. 11, 2017) – After a successful opening week of commercial production at the Sioux City pork processing plant, Seaboard Triumph Foods announced that a trailer load of PrairieFresh® Premium Pork from the first week’s production will be donated to Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) for disaster relief. OBR will be able to serve more than 100,000 meals from this donation.
Commercial operations started Sept. 5 at the newly constructed processing plant that is ramping up toward full one-shift capacity to process 10,000 head of market hogs a day with 1,100 employees.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our workforce and their commitment to producing high-quality, wholesome pork,” says Mark Porter, Seaboard Triumph Foods chief operating officer. “The product quality looks great. We’re on our planned schedule after the first week, and grateful that some of the product we produced this first week can be donated to help Operation BBQ Relief serve hot, delicious meals to those dealing with the aftermath from the recent natural disasters.”
Operation BBQ Relief mobilizes barbecue cook teams into natural disaster areas to provide hot barbecue meals to those impacted and the many people who come to help. OBR completed an 11-day deployment this past weekend in Texas where the non-profit group prepared 371,760 meals. Today, OBR is preparing for deployment in Florida following Hurricane Irma.
PrairieFresh® Premium Pork is the official premier pork supplier to OBR. The Seaboard Triumph Foods Sioux City plant, owned equally by Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, produces PrairieFresh® Premium Pork branded products along with other fresh pork product for domestic and international markets.
Seaboard Foods is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Corporation (NYSE MKT: “SEB”) with a pork processing plant in Guymon, Okla. Triumph Foods is owned exclusively by pork producers with a pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Mo. Seaboard Foods markets and sells pork products produced from the Sioux City, St. Joseph and Guymon processing plants under
STF completes first week of commercial production; donates pork to disaster relief the PrairieFresh® Premium Pork and Seaboard Farms® brands. Together, Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods also own Daily’s Premium Meats, which manufactures and distributes premium bacon products throughout the United States and internationally.
In addition to the PrairieFresh® Premium Pork donation from the Sioux City plant, about 2 more trailer loads of fresh pork produced by the St. Joseph and Guymon plants have been donated to OBR for disaster relief in the past two weeks.
To learn more about Operation BBQ Relief and to donate, visit www.operationbbqrelief.org.
About PrairieFresh® Premium Pork
Connected every step from the farms to family tables, PrairieFresh® Premium Pork offers a full line of consumer retail and food service wholesome, delicious fresh pork products. PrairieFresh Premium Pork is the official premier pork supplier to Operation BBQ Relief. (www.prairiefresh.com)
About Operation BBQ Relief®
Founded in 2011 in the wake of the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., Operation BBQ Relief® has provided approximately 1,500,000 hot barbecue meals. The organization has more than 4,800 registered volunteers who travel to hard-hit areas to barbecue and serve food to hungry people. (www.operationbbqrelief.org)
Operation BBQ Relief provides compassion, offers hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by disasters across the United States. We leverage our expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals with our ability to quickly mobilize our teams into any area where disaster disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.
David Eaheart, APR
Director of Communications & Marketing