Nestle Purina was named a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Nestle was given the award in the category of manufacturing. From a field of 83 applicants, seven award recipients were chosen based on evaluations by an independent board of examiners in the following areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results. The 2010 Baldrige Award winners are expected to be presented with their awards at a 2011 ceremony in Washington, DC, USA.