Griffith Foods Statement on Sterigenics

ALSIP, Ill. – Griffith Foods is a family-owned business with a proven 100 plus year record of improving food safety, quality and consistency while operating at the highest levels of regulatory and safety standards. We have always committed ourselves to responsible ownership while upholding our values as a company to make the future better.

In the early 1980’s, Micro-Biotrol, Inc., an independently operated subsidiary of Griffith Laboratories International, Inc. (now known as Griffith Foods International Inc.), provided sterilization services for certain industries including medical equipment, as well as materials in the polymer industry, from a facility in Willowbrook, Illinois.

In 1999, Griffith sold its sterilization operations (then known as Griffith Micro Science), including the Willowbrook facility, to Ion Beam Applications, which later became Sterigenics.

Sterigenics has been named in several lawsuits arising from its operation of the Willowbrook facility. Recently, Griffith Foods was named as a defendant in these cases, despite not having any connection to sterilization operations for over 20 years. 

While we cannot comment on the specifics of the Sterigenics lawsuits, Griffith Foods fully intends to defend its reputation and values as a responsible owner against any claims that allege otherwise.

About Griffith Foods

Griffith Foods is a family-owned global developer and manufacturer of customized food ingredient solutions guided by our Purpose of “We Blend Care and Creativity to Nourish the World”. The company’s product capabilities range from seasonings and breading, to marinades and sauces blended to exacting specification that are culturally authentic, taste great and are wholesome. Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Alsip, Illinois USA, Griffith Foods has grown and expanded globally to include a presence in over 30 countries.

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