POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 4:04pm
FARMERVILLE, LA — The following is a statement provided by Foster Farms regarding an EPA report .
“Foster Farms took immediate action to address the reported wastewater aeration issue related to its Athens, Louisiana, Hatchery on January 26, 2012, the same day as the EPA inspection. The company has since taken permanent corrective actions which included installation of a new aerator. All EPA requirements have been met.
“Foster Farms is a recognized leader in managing its environmental commitments. The California-based company has earned the state of California’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). In 2009, the company won the prestigious Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) for its innovative, environmentally-friendly solid waste recycling programs and policies. Foster Farms was also the proud recipient of the POWER Award which honors companies implementing programs that serve as models to others and provide solutions to water issues. Foster Farms is committed to environmental stewardship and maintains high environmental standards at all company facilities.”