IAFP Announces 2009 Award Recipients
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will present awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at IAFP 2009, July 12-15 in Grapevine, Texas.
The Black Pearl Award will be presented to Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, in recognition of Schnuck's outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
The IAFP Fellow Award will be presented to Kathleen Rajkowski, USDA. IAFP Fellows are professionals who have contributed to IAFP and its affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
The Honorary Life Membership Award recognizes IAFP Members for their dedication to the high ideals and
objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association. This year, Larry Beuchat, University of Georgia,
Frank Busta, University of Minnesota, and Carl A. Custer, Retired - USDA, will receive this honor.
The Harry Haverland Citation Award will be presented to Jeffrey M. Farber, Food Directorate, Health Canada, for his years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of the Association.
Paula Fedorka-Cray will receive the Food Safety Innovation Award for creating a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health and the quality of life.
The International Leadership Award will be presented to Laurentina Pedroso, Universidade Lusofona De Humanidades E Tecnologias, for her dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.
Joy Gaze will receive the GMA Food Safety Award in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
The Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award will be presented to Joseph A. Odumeru, University of Guelph, to recognize his service for outstanding contributions in the laboratory and recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
Kendra K. Nightingale, Colorado State University, will be presented the Young Researcher Award, presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.
Philip S. Wolff, USDA, will be presented the Sanitarian Award to recognize his dedication and exceptional service to the profession of sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry.
The Elmer Marth Educator Award will be presented to Donald W. Schaffner, Rutgers University, to recognize his dedication and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.
Allen R. Sayler, International Dairy Foods Association, is the recipient of the Harold Barnum Industry Award. This award recognizes his outstanding service to IAFP, the public and the food industry.
Columbus Public Health, will receive the Samuel J. Crumbine Award for excellence and continual improvement in a comprehensive program of food protection at the local level.
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.