IAFP Names Eurofins Scientific, Inc. as Recipient of the Prestigious Black Pearl Award
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa- The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) selected Eurofins Scientific, Inc. as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award. Sponsored by F&H Food Equipment Company, the Black Pearl Award will be presented at IAFP’s Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This honor is given annually to one company for its efforts in advancing food safety and quality through consumer programs, employee relations, educational activities, adherence to standards, and support of the goals and objectives of IAFP.
Celebrating 30 years in 2018, Eurofins Scientific, Inc. began as a business in food testing, when Gilles Martin purchased the rights to the SNIF-NMR® technology, developed by his parents. Dr. Martin then expanded application of the method to a wide range of products, including fruit juices and other non-alcoholic beverages. The business quickly grew, and today includes more than 400 laboratories across 44 countries, a curriculum of training courses, and award-winning auditing and certification services.
The Eurofins mission is to contribute to a safer and healthier world by providing innovative and high-quality laboratory and advisory services for all food industries at every stage of production. Food is at the heart of our lives and our health. There are few other areas where testing can have a bigger positive impact for life. With a portfolio of more than 150,000 analytical methods and a commitment to outstanding client service, Eurofins has grown to become a global leader in food safety.
Eurofins’ continuous innovation and ceaseless vigilance mean millions of people can trust the products they consume – working beside businesses every day, at every step, to make our world better.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,500 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.