Black Pearl Award

Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company's outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations for the Black Pearl Award must be mailed/shipped to the IAFP Office at the address listed on the form. Seven (7) copies of all required information should be included in your shipment to be received by Tuesday, February 18, 2020. See shipping address and instructions on the Nomination form.

Make a Nomination

Sponsored by: F&H Food Equipment Company

2020 Recipient(s): Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc.

    Past Awardees

  • 2019 — General Mills
  • 2018 — Eurofins Scientific, Inc.
  • 2017 — Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., Rosemead, California
  • 2016 — Meijer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 2015 — Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2014 — Sodexo, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • 2013 — Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, Florida
  • 2012 — The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2011 — bioMerieux, Hazelwood, Missouri
  • 2010 — Fresh Express, Salinas, California
  • 2009 — Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2008 — 3M Food Safety, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2007 — Beef Products, Inc., Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
  • 2006 — Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2005 — DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware
  • 2004 — Jack in the Box, Inc., San Diego, California
  • 2003 — Wegmans Food Markets Inc., Rochester, New York
  • 2002 — Darden Restaurants, Orlando, Florida
  • 2001 — Walt Disney World Company, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • 2000 — Zep Manufacturing Company, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1999 — Caravelle Foods, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1998 — Kraft Foods, Inc., Northfield, Illinois
  • 1997 — Papetti’s of Iowa Food Products, Inc., Lenox, Iowa
  • 1996 — Silliker Laboratories Group, Inc., Homewood, Illinois
  • 1995 — Albertson’s Inc., Boise, Idaho
  • 1994 — HEB, Co., San Antonio, Texas