TYLER, TEXAS — Brookshire Grocery Co. manufacturing plants recently won national awards for operations, sanitation and product quality at the All Star Dairy Association convention March 5-9 in San Antonio.
Brookshire’s Manufacturing facilities received “Best Ice Cream Plant,” “Best Sour Cream Plant” and “Best Yogurt Plant” awards and won third place among dairy competitors.The All Star Dairy Association has a membership of 275 dairy facilities in 45 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia. Each year, member companies are evaluated and inspected by independent, third party agencies to determine those with the highest facility standards and product quality.
Brookshire’s ice cream plant has received the top award seven out of the past eight years. The company’s dairy plant is also a repeat winner, having received five “Best Fluid Plant” awards in the past 10 years.
In October, Brookshire’s sour cream and lime sherbet products won first place in their respective categories at the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest in Madison, Wis. “Our company remains committed to providing outstanding quality and service, and we are proud to offer an award-winning line-up of products from our manufacturing facilities,” said Rick Rayford, president and CEO. “These high standards are in keeping with our mission to provide people with the food and services they want, the convenience they need, and the experience they love. It’s what makes our company a great place to work and a great place to shop.”
BGC Manufacturing products are available in Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores under the Goldenbrook Farms, Dairy Pride, Sunnybrook Farms, Economize, Flavor Pride, Tampico, Red Diamond, Premier Mountain and Tasty Bakery labels. Products include ice cream, sour cream, yogurt, ice, fresh-cut fruits and dips, bakery items, milk, juice, water, tea and other beverages. Some products are available in natural, organic, low-fat and no-sugar varieties.