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Foster Farms Partners with U.S. HealthWorks For
On-Site Health Centers for Employees
Oct 19, 2011
TURLOCK, Calif. – Foster Farms, the West Coast’s leading poultry brand, has chosen U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, California’s leading operator of occupational healthcare and urgent care medical centers, to operate two on-site health centers for the company’s employees in the Central Valley towns of Turlock and Livingston.

U.S. HealthWorks will provide comprehensive occupational health care for Foster Farms employees.

“We are excited to partner with Foster Farms to provide convenient, high-quality healthcare to the company’s employees,” said Dr. Troy Manchester, Regional Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks. U.S. HealthWorks will begin serving the two locations on Nov. 1.

With 169 centers and worksite locations in 15 states and 2,000 employees – including approximately 350 affiliated physicians – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve thousands of patients each day throughout the country.

"Employee health and safety are key priorities at Foster Farms. In selecting U.S. HealthWorks to staff our onsite health centers, we are assured that our employees will receive excellent care," said Maria Silveira, Vice President of Labor Relations for Foster Farms.

About U.S. HealthWorks

Based in Valencia, Calif., U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group was founded in 1995. With 169 centers and worksite locations in 15 states and 2,000 employees – including approximately 350 affiliated physicians – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve thousands of patients each day throughout the country. U.S. HealthWorks helps employers control work-related injury costs through quality medical care and effective management of claims and lost work time. It specializes in early-return-to-work programs, injury prevention and wellness programs.

About Foster Farms

Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium quality chicken products. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. Foster Farms specializes in fresh, all natural chicken products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California's Central Valley, with ranches also in the Pacific Northwest, the company's fresh chicken is produced in or near each region served and delivered fresh to the store in 48 hours or less. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products that meet the quality and convenience needs of today's home cooks, retailers, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers.

Food safety is Foster Farms' highest priority and the company would like to remind consumers to always follow safe handling, preparation and storage guidelines for the preparation of fresh poultry products All fresh poultry products should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F (boneless and ground) and 180°F and 170°F (bone-in: breast and drums; thighs and wings). Visit Foster Farms to learn more.

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