Certificate of Merit Awards

Throughout the year, Affiliates are encouraged to nominate individuals for Certificate of Merit Awards. These awards are given to IAFP Members who have been active in both their Affiliate and the International Association for Food Protection, and have shown support of the ideals and objectives of the International Association. Nominations are voted on by the International Association's Executive Board. Recipients are recognized at the IAFP Affiliate Council Meeting and at the local Affiliate Meeting.

Award Criteria

Certificate of Merit Awards are given to IAFP Members who have been active in both their Affiliate and the International Association for Food Protection, and have shown support of the ideals and objectives of the Association.

Selection Process

The Affiliate's Executive Board initiates the selection process. Worthy candidates are recommended to the International Association for Food Protection's Executive Director. When nominating a person for this award, the nomination must be in writing and background information needs to be provided regarding the individual's involvement with the Association and Affiliate organizations.

All nominations are reviewed by, and must be approved by, the International Association for Food Protection's Executive Board. Upon approval, the Association Executive Director will forward the Certificate of Merit to your Affiliate President for presentation. Please allow 60 days for processing nominations.

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Affiliate View is IAFP’s quarterly newsletter specifically for our Affiliates. From information about upcoming events to news about IAFP programs and services, the Affiliate View is a valuable source of information to help you make the most of your Membership status.

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