IAFP Announces Winners of Awards for Excellence in Food Safety

IAFP Announces Winners of Awards for Excellence in Food Safety

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) to present awards to organizations and individuals at IAFP 2017 in Tampa, Fla.

May 24, 2017
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In July, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will present awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at IAFP 2017 in Tampa, Fla.

  • The IAFP Fellow Award – awarded to professionals who have contributed to IAFP and its affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time. This year, five recipients will receive this honor:  Judy D. Greig, Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph, Ontario; Dale Grinstead, Sealed Air Core Research & Development, Racine, Wisconsin; Vijay K. Juneja, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania; Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin; and Donald W. Schaffner, Rutgers University – The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • President’s Lifetime Achievement Award – Christine M. Bruhn, University of California – Davis (retired), Davis, Calif. This award, given at the discretion of the IAFP President, recognizes an individual who has made a lasting impact on Advancing Food Safety Worldwide® through a lifetime of professional achievements in food protection.
  • The Honorary Life Membership Award – David Blomquist, Ecolab (retired), Hastings, Minn.; Maria Teresa Destro, bioMérieux, São Paulo, Brazil; Marilyn Lee, Ryerson University (retired), Toronto, Canada; John Sofos, Colorado State University (University Distinguished Professor Emeritus), Ft. Collins, Col.; and Katherine M.J. Swanson, Consultant, Mendota Heights, Minn. This award recognizes IAFP Members for their dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
  • The Harry Haverland Citation Award –  J. Santos Garcia A., Universidad Autonoma de Neuvo Leon, Mexico, for his years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of the Association.
  • Food Safety Innovation Award – Novolyze, Orliénas, France, will receive the award for its SurroNovTM products.
  • The International Leadership Award – George-John Nychas, Agricultural University, Athens, Greece, for his 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.
  • GMA Food Safety Award – The Center for Food Safety Engineering and the Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
  • The Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award – Mark Harrison, University of Georgia, `Athens. This award honors an individual, group, or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
  • The Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award – Arun K. Bhunia, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., 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.
  • The Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award – Xiaonan Lu, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, will be presented. This award is presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of his or her career.
  • The Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award – Frank Bryan, Food Safety Consultation and Training (retired), Lithonia, Ga. New this year, the award recognizes an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the reduction of risks of foodborne illness.
  • The Sanitarian Award – Candace A. Jacobs, Washington Department of Agriculture, Olympia, Wash., to recognize her dedication and exceptional service to the profession of sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry.
  • The Elmer Marth Educator Award – Judy Harrison, University of Georgia, Athens, to recognize her dedication and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.
  • The Harold Barnum Industry Award – Michael Roberson, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, Fla., recognizing his outstanding service to IAFP, the public, and the food industry.