SPRINGDALE, Ark. (May 2010)— Tyson Food Service was recently honored with the Center-of-the-Plate Supplier of the Year and overall Supplier of the Year awards by UniPro Foodservice, the nation’s largest foodservice cooperative in the United States. Tyson Food Service executives were presented with the awards at UniPro’s annual conference, held in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Center-of-the Plate Supplier of the Year and overall Supplier of the Year awards recognize companies for exemplary coordination with and support of UniPro Foodservice. Tyson Food Service was judged based on its performance in the following key business areas: quality standards, competitiveness, commitment to UniPro and its programs, participation in UniPro programs, service levels and overall member purchases.

For more information about Tyson Food Service, visit www.tysonfoodservice.com or call 1-800-24-TYSON.

About UniPro Foodservice

Comprised of more than 650 shareholder companies with more than 900 locations, UniPro Foodservice, Inc® is the largest foodservice distribution cooperative in the United States. UniPro members service accounts in all segments of the foodservice industry, including independent and multiunit restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools, military feeding and other mass-feeding operations.

 About Tyson Foods

 Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN-News), founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Ark., is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 90 countries. The company has approximately 117,000 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 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. 

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