Springdale, Ark. – May 17, 2017 - Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today that its food research and development team was named “2017 R&D Team of the Year” by Food Processing, a business magazine serving food and beverage industry professionals.
More than 1,500 Food Processing readers voted for Tyson Foods’ R&D team to win in the large company category (more than $1 billion in sales) in the publication’s 9th annual online poll. The complete story is available on Food Processing's website.
“We’re honored and thankful to be recognized as R&D Team of the Year by our peers,” said Craig Bacon, senior vice president of R&D at Tyson Foods. “We have an incredible team of professionals working hard every day to innovate and develop fresh, accessible, sustainable and inspiring products that consumers love to eat.”
The Tyson Foods R&D Team is a collaborative group of nearly 300 chefs, food scientists, sensory scientists, packaging and process engineers, regulatory experts, and registered dietitians working in two state-of-the-art R&D centers. During the past decade, this team has generated $25 billion in cumulative sales from product innovation. From the Taco Bell Naked Chicken Chalupa, to Tyson® Tastemakers, to Jimmy Dean Delights® Frittatas, the Tyson Foods R&D team plays in important role in the company’s strategy to sustainably feed the world with the fastest growing portfolio of protein-packed brands.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 115 countries. Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. The company currently has approximately 114,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.
Caroline Ahn, 312-614-6047, [email protected]