IAFP Names General Mills as Recipient of the Prestigious Black Pearl Award
Monday, May 20, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa -The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) selected General Mills as the 2019 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 Louisville, Kentucky.
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.
With iconic brands like Cheerios, Annie’s, Yoplait, Nature Valley, LÄRABAR, Pillsbury, Blue Buffalo and more, General Mills has been making food people love for more than 150 years. The company is proud to offer something for everyone, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. It works with farmers to source raw materials, produce food across more than 100 brands, and distribute that food to customers in retail, e-commerce, and convenience and foodservice settings, landing in the homes of consumers across 100 global markets. Throughout this process, General Mills generates $17 billion in sales annually. Food safety is its priority every step of the way.
General Mills also makes it their business to strengthen its communities and the planet. With 38,000 employees, the company believes in using its size as a force for good, and it is doing so by advancing sustainable farming, combating climate change, fighting hunger and supporting local schools.
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.