Southern States Valdosta, Georgia 2015 Feed Mill of the Year Runner Up
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs Magazine has named Southern States Cooperative’s feed mill located in Valdosta, Georgia as the runner up in the 2015 Feed Mill of the Year Award. The Southern States Valdosta location has been in operation since October 1998.
The Southern States Valdosta plant holds a certificate in AFIA’s Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program and is third-party HACCP certified. Southern States has a long history of success in the Feed Mill of the Year contest. As recent as 2014 their plant in Park City, Kentucky was awarded the Feed Mill of the Year.
All feed mill applicants are evaluated on feed safety, overall awareness of food safety, quality, regulatory compliance and operating efficiencies. The mills are also inspected by a team from AFIA and Feedstuffs, and the selection is based on the combined score of the application and the personal visit. The Feed Mill of the Year Award recipients were recognized during the AFIA Feed Education Program at the 2016 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.