U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Thursday presented Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock with the President's "E" Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington.
In total, Ross honored 48 companies with that award, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
"Safe Foods has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. We were very impressed with Safe Foods' customized design of product offering to meet the needs of export markets. The company's achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs," Ross said in his congratulatory letter to the company.
Safe Foods has been exporting since 2008 and partners with food processors in 10 countries, including Canada, Saudi Arabia, Colombia and Costa Rica. Its Cecure product is used by food companies to eliminate pathogens like Salmonella and Campylobacter, while also extending the safe shelf-life of food products.
"Exporting has been and continues to be an important part of fulfilling our mission to ensure a safe food supply for the world," CEO Chris Coleman said in a news release. "The 'E' Award is a testament to the dedication of the Safe Foods team and the reputation of our Cecure technology."