Call for IAFP 2012 Award Nominations
Thursday, November 17, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa (November 17, 2011) The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our 2012 Association Awards. Nominate your colleagues for one of the many prestigious awards. Students are also encouraged to apply for an IAFP Student Travel Scholarship. Nomination criteria is available online at: http://www.foodprotection.org/about-us/awards/.
The awards to be presented are as follows:
Black Pearl Award
Sponsored by Wilbur Feagan and F&H Food Equipment Company
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company's outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
Distinguished Plaque. Presented to Members who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
Honorary Life Membership Award
Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Members for their devotion to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
Harry Haverland Citation Award
Sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.
Food Safety Innovation Award
Sponsored by Walmart
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual or organization for creating a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health, and the quality of life.
International Leadership Award
Sponsored by Cargill, Inc.
Plaque, $1,500 Honorarium and Reimbursement to attend IAFP 2012. Presented to an individual for dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.
GMA Food Safety Award
Sponsored by Grocery Manufacturers Association
Plaque and $3,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2012, the award will be presented to a group or organization for a highly significant food safety development or in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Sponsored by Weber Scientific
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.
Sponsored by Ecolab Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the profession of the Sanitarian.
Elmer Marth Educator Award
Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the arena of education in food safety and food protection.
Harold Barnum Industry Award
Sponsored by Roka Bioscience, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the food industry.
Travel Award for State or Local Health or State Agricultural Department Employees
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation and a contribution by Marler Clark, LLP, PS to the Foundation
To provide travel funds for state or local health or state agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in the United States to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.
Student Travel Scholarship
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
To provide travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting (including symposia and technical sessions) of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a college or university food safety-related degree program.
Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award
Presented annually for excellence and continual improvement in a comprehensive program of food protection at the local level.
You may make multiple nominations. All nominations must be received at the IAFP office by Tuesday, February 28, 2012. You do not have to be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague. Student Members of the International Association for Food Protection are invited to submit their application for the Student Travel Scholarship award to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting.
Questions regarding award nominations submission should be directed to Susan Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 1 515.276.3344; + 1 800.369.6337.
The International Association for Food Protection is a non-profit educational association of food protection professionals. The Association is dedicated to the education and service of its Members, specifically, as well as industry personnel. The Association provides Members with an information network and forum for professional improvement through its two scientific journals, Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends, educational Annual Meeting, and interaction with other food safety professionals. Membership information can be obtained by calling + 1 800.369.6337; + 1 515.276.3344; fax: +1 515.276.8655, E-mail: email@example.com; or Web site: www.foodprotection.org.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.