Food Safety Award

Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2022, 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.

  • Sponsored by: Consumer Brands Association (CBA)
  • 2021 Recipient(s): The Center for Produce Safety

Submit a Nomination

Nominate a worthy colleague for one of our 2022 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 2022 award nominations is Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

Past Awardees

  • 2020 Joseph Stout
  • 2019 Almond Board of California
  • 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