Food Safety Award

Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2020, the award will be presented to an individual for highly significant food safety development or in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety.

Submit a Nomination

Nominate a worthy colleague for one of our 2020 awards. Award nominations (other than the Black Pearl Award) must be submitted by email as one PDF to awards@foodprotection.org. Mailed copies sent to the IAFP office or to any other email address will not be accepted. For information on Student Travel Awards, visit the Student page. The deadline for all 2020 award nominations is Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Make a Nomination

Sponsored by: Consumer Brands Association (CBA)

2019 Recipient(s): Almond Board of California

    Past Awardees

  • 2018 — Jenny Scott
  • 2017 — Center for Food Safety Engineering and Department of Food Science - Purdue University
  • 2016 — Dale Morton
  • 2015 — Elliot Ryser
  • 2014 — Silliker, Inc.
  • 2013 — Vijay Juneja
  • 2012 — Kansas State University, University of Wisconsin–River Falls
  • 2011 — Edmund A. Zottola
  • 2010 — Cornell Institute of Food Science
  • 2009 — Joy Gaze
  • 2008 — International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
  • 2007 — John N. Sofos
  • 2006 — Microbial Food Safety Research Unit (ARS/USDA)
  • 2005 — Larry R. Beuchat
  • 2004 — The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
  • 2003 — Katherine Swanson
  • 2002 — Nelson Cox
  • 2001 — R. Bruce Tompkin
  • 2000 — Elmer H. Marth
  • 1999 — Michael P. Doyle
  • 1998 — Food Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin