Hilmar Cheese Co. was honored yesterday at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. for its environmental sustainability efforts in the fourth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, awarded by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Another dairy processor, HP Hood, was recognized for its achievements to convert food waste into energy.
The Innovation Center also honored dairy farmers. Sustainable practices recognized this year range from water conservation and recovery of food waste to a community-based program that increases access to fresh milk for families in need.