IAFP Announces 2016 Award Recipients
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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 2016, July 31–August 3 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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, five recipients will receive this honor: David A. Golden, The University of Tennessee in Knoxville; Leon Gorris, Unilever, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands; Jack Guzewich, Consultant (semi-retired), Albany, New York; William H. Sperber, The Friendly Microbiologist LLC (retired), Minnetonka, Minnesota; and Fred Weber, Weber Scientific, Hamilton, New Jersey.
Thomas J. Montville, Rutgers University (Distinguished Professor Emeritus), New Brunswick, New Jersey, 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 Joseph J. Disch, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture (retired), DeForest, Wisconsin; Joseph F. Frank, University of Georgia (Professor Emeritus) in Athens; Robert B. Gravani, Cornell University (Professor Emeritus), Ithaca, New York; Thomas A. McCaskey, Auburn University (Professor Emeritus), Auburn, Alabama; and Deog-Hwan Oh, Kangwon National University, South Korea. 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 Elliot T. Ryser, University of Wisconsin – Madison, for his years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of the Association.
Sterilex Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland, will receive the Food Safety Innovation Award, given for its Ultra Powder dry floor sanitizer.
The International Leadership Award will be presented to Khalid Mohamed Sharif Alawadhi, Dubai Municipality, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 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.
Dale Morton, Morton Food Safety Associates, LLC, Bull Valley, 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 P. Michael Davidson, The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 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 Lee-Ann Jaykus, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, 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.
Haley F. Oliver, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 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 or her career.
Karl Thorson, General Mills, Minneapolis, Minnesota, will receive the Sanitarian Award to recognize his 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 Julie Jean, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to recognize her dedication and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.
Douglas L. Marshall, Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories, Inc., Ft. Collins, Colorado, 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.