IAFP Announces 2018 Award Recipients
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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 2018, July 8–11 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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, two recipients will receive this honor: Loralyn H. Ledenbach, Kraft Heinz Company, Glenview, Illinois; and Ruth L. Petran, Ecolab, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Jenny Scott, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland, 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 P. Michael Davison, University of Tennessee (Professor Emeritus), Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; Michael P. Doyle, University of Georgia (Regents Professor), Athens, Georgia; Steven C. Murphy, Cornell University (retired), Ithaca, New York, and Dairy Practices Council, Freeville, New York; Terence Peters, Government of Canada (retired), Richmond, British Columbia; and Kathleen T. Rajkowski, U.S. Department of Agriculture (retired), Harleysville, Pennsylvania. 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 Vickie J. Lewandowski, Saputo Cheese, USA, Lincolnshire, Illinois, for her years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of the Association.
Merieux NutriSciences, Chicago, Illinois, will receive the Food Safety Innovation Award, given for its development of the QualMap® application.
The International Leadership Award will be presented to Roy Biggs, Biggs Food Consultancy, LTD, in Whanganui, New Zealand, 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.
Jenny Scott, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland, 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 Donald W. Schaffner, Rutgers, The University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey. 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 Manan Sharma, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, to recognize his 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.
Xiangyu Deng, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 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.
Barbara Buck Kowalcyk, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, is the recipient of the Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award. This award recognizes an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the reduction of risks of foodborne illness.
Connie M. Freese, Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County, Dayton, 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 Trevor Vincent Suslow, University of California – Davis, Davis, California, to recognize his dedication and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.
Pamela Wilger, Cargill, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the recipient of the Harold Barnum Industry Award. This award recognizes her 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.