Simmons Feed Mills Achieve Distinguished Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification


Simmons Foods, Inc, the Live Operations division at Simmons Prepared Foods has been certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program administered by the American Feed Industry Association.

Becoming Safe Feed/Safe Food-certified means the facility demonstrates and ensures continuous improvements in delivering safe, wholesome livestock feed for the growth and care of animals. This is a one-of-a-kind, voluntary program that has resulted in the certification of about 330 feed-related facilities. Certified facilities go above and beyond federal requirements to ensure the highest standards in manufacturing and processing are followed each and every day.

Only three other feed mills in Arkansas and Oklahoma have achieved this well regarded certification.

As we participate in this voluntary program, we want people to know we are committed to going above and beyond federal requirements to achieve the highest standards for our feed and food safety. This achievement also supports our desire to deliver a product our customers consumers can trust.
— James Smith, SVP of Live Operations and First Processing
  Simmons' Decatur, Arkansas Feed Mill

Simmons' Decatur, Arkansas Feed Mill

Now celebrating its Centennial year, AFIA, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA also is the recognized leader on  international industry developments. Members include more than 500 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers. 

The feed industry makes a major contribution to food safety, nutrition and the environment, and it plays a critical role in the production of healthy, wholesome meat, milk, fish and eggs. More than 75 percent of the commercial feed in the United States is manufactured by AFIA members.