IAFP Announces 2014 Award Recipients
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Des Moines, Iowa – The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will present awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at IAFP 2014, August 3–6 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The IAFP Fellow Award is awarded to professionals who have contributed to IAFP and its affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time. This year, four recipients will receive this honor: Frank Busta, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, St. Paul; Jeffrey Farber, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; Fred Reimers, Creative FoodSafe Solutions (retired), Schertz, Texas; and Ron Schmidt, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, Gainesville.
John Sofos, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, will be awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, given at the discretion of the IAFP President, recognizes an individual who has made a lasting impact on Advancing Food Safety Worldwide® through a lifetime of professional achievements in food protection.
The Honorary Life Membership Award will be presented to Russell Flowers, Silliker Laboratories and Merieux NutriSciences (retired), Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Fred Weber, Weber Scientific, Hamilton, New Jersey. This award recognizes IAFP Members for their dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
The Harry Haverland Citation Award will be awarded to Jenny Scott, FDA, College Park, Maryland, for her years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of the Association.
David Kingsley, USDA/ARS, Dover, Delaware, will receive the Food Safety Innovation Award, given for his research on infectious and non-infectious norovirus.
The International Leadership Award will be presented to John Holah, Holchem Laboratories, Ltd., Bury, United Kingdom, for his 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.
Silliker, Inc., Chicago, Illinois,will receive the GMA Food Safety Award in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
The Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award will be presented to Juming Tang, Washington State University, Pullman. This award honors an individual, group, or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
The Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award will be presented to Mindy Brashears, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, to recognize her service for outstanding contributions in the laboratory and recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
Jennifer Cannon, University of Georgia, Griffin, will be presented the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award. This award is presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of his/her career.
Christina Ritchey Wilson, Columbus Public Health, Columbus, Ohio, will receive the Sanitarian Award to recognize her dedication and exceptional service to the profession of sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry.
The Elmer Marth Educator Award will be presented to Keith Schneider, University of Florida, Gainesville, to recognize his dedication and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.
Zeb Blanton, Jr., SGS North America, Longwood, Florida, is the recipient of the Harold Barnum Industry Award. This award recognizes his outstanding service to IAFP, the public and the food industry.
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.